“You look at me and see my flaws; I look at you and see flaws, too. Those who love know love deserves a second glance; each failure serves another chance. Love looks to see, beyond the scars and flaws, the cause; and scars become an honorable badge of battles fought and won—(or lost) but fought! The product, not the cost, is what love sought.
God help us see beyond the now to the before and note with tenderness what lies between—and love the more!” –Ruth Bell Graham
I read this to my sister and brother-in-law on their wedding day in my maid-of-honor speech but now I’m thinking of it for me. It fits so well with what I’ve been thinking the last few weeks.