I watched him as he tenderly picked up one of the puppies and stroked its' soft coat. I listened as he spoke ever so softly. And I looked at the expression on his face. The expression was one of kindness, one of adoration, one of compassion, one of selflessness.
At that very moment I remembered why I love him so.
These are not the qualities that I see in the busyness of every day life - but they are the ones that are there inside him. Sometimes they have to crack the shell to get out - but they are there... These are the qualities of love - - - the ones that I remember whenever I am anxious about getting married again. The ones that bring me peace... and joy.