John and Nina are two of the most hard-working, innately loyal and inclusive beings I know. They have gone through their trials: surviving a gruelling residency programme and arduous schedules, two beautiful children gifted to the never-ending juggle and yet, their yin and yang finds balance time and time again. No doubt through their constant and deliberate choice to come back to the table with love, humour and a grace that befits both of them. This love, this family is teamwork.
(I love them immensely)
So I asked them if I could share a little note here. The series? Asking couples, singletons, families and friends to finish this statement ''The one thing I have learned about love is...'
Love is a response to a situation where you give up more than you're getting back. It's sacrificing good things and sometimes feeling hurt for something better. It's what you do when no is watching and counting. It's looking into and preparing for the future with everything you do. It's countless selfless thoughts and actions. It's a strong sense of ownership, belongingness, and protectiveness. It give you power to do whatever it takes for who or what you love.
Love is a commitment. It is a daily, conscientious commitment to a person, job, or activity that gives you peace, satisfaction and joy. The commitment is what gets you through the tough times. You have made a conscious decision that your life as a whole will be better with that person, job or activity.