House of Love

Let us build a house of love, you and I

With a foundation of honesty
A roof built of faithfulness
And the sturdiness to weather all storms

Let us build walls made of forgiveness
Cover them with passion
And paint them with laughter.

Let us build a house of love, you and I
Furnish it with kindness and empathy
And fill it with communication and respect.

Let us build gardens of contentment, and pathways of friendship
Where we can sit together in the twilight, feeling grateful for what we have created.

Let us build a house of love, you and I
With windows so big that light can fill the dark corners
And we can grow and change and flourish with ease. 

Let us build a home, you and I
Where we will find understanding and comfort
And we will always feel safe.

Where I am yours and you are mine
And together, we abide in the house of love that we built
Just we two.

Written by Auntie Michelle for Nicholas and Emily on their wedding day, August 6th, 2022.

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