“Contrary to popular opinion,” declares author Bob Quinlan, “there is no such thing as unconditional love.” This statement reminded me of of my husband, Everett’s warning to me during the first year of our marriage. He warned, “We will no longer love each other this much after we have been married a long time.” After 55 years of marriage he happily admits he was wrong.
Unconditional love happens after two souls have evolved together over a period of time. His needs are my needs. My needs are his needs. We are so much a part of each other that his joy is my joy. When it comes to doing tasks, we are more likely to say, “You have done more. Let me do it,” instead of “I do everything around here.”
If author Quinlan continues his investment in his lovely wife for many years,I think he will be able to say, “I’m glad you were right, Elva.”