I loved Jess three and a half years ago when I married her.
Today, I love her more. I’m sure three years from now, today’s love will seem cute.
Before I had Elliot, I didn’t know how much I would love him. My love for him is completely new, and I didn’t know I could love this way.
This capacity to love intrigues me. I’m sure my love for Jess, Elliot, and any other kids we have will continue to grow. My capacity to love friends and family, as we go through life, will grow too.
I think there are two components to our capacity to love: width and depth.
Width is the amount of people I can love well. I’m not so great here, because I can easily get exhausted and spread thin. I just don’t have the personality nor the energy to go wide in my capacity to love. There is definitely an opportunity for growth here.
On the other hand, I feel more at home going deeper. It’s easier for me to spend quality time with a smaller number of people and go deep in the relationships.
All this to say — I just want to love well. I want to model the love Jesus exemplified. Whether I go deep, or wide, I want to show sacrificial love. Whether it be Jess, Elliot, or some random guy eating his bugger driving his Lincoln, I want to love, and I want this love to spread.