I never told you that I had this in mind – that was why it was easy for me to overlook your flaws and to be patient and to be persistent and to choose my battles with you. You gave me a certain sense of calm and peace that no one else has given, aside from God, of course. And so even when you were not talking, I knew we were ok…but not in the final days…so thank you for giving me that calmness and peace.
1 Corinthians 13
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.