Their love is like a garden
In need of tender care,
And she must guard it lovingly
For buds to blossom there.

For love will keep on blooming,
From youth to older years,
If they but take the time
To nurture it with tears.

Fortunes and sunshine both,
Are needed in this life,
To make the bonds secure
That bind a man and wife.

The tears may last a little while,
But in the sunshine of your smile,
She finds a balm of peace and love;
You are her "gift" from Love above.

Hold her so close within your heart
That they will never grow apart;
And may Love bless their special love
With his sweet presence from above.