My Love Story: Takeo's Care and Patience
There are many romance stories out there and no other genre has put out romance stories then that of the genre of anime. Anime has given us such titles as:
My Teen Romantic Comedy Snafu
From Me to You
The list goes on and on. These are all really great anime series/movies in my opinion. Some more dramatic than others but still give you the feels. Though there is one anime that tends to hold a special place in my heart. I say this because you can't get much more wholesome than My Love Story. My love story centers around Takeo and Rinko (along with their mutual friend Makoto) and their slow yet blossoming romance.
We have all been there, having that hopeless high school crush and figuring out what the heck we are suppose to do in the process. What I love about this series is the character of Takeo. He is a big and burly character whose facial features wouldn't normally paint him as the love interest of a high school girl. However, Takeo is so genuine and would say pure of heart that he takes his relationship with Rinko with such care and patience. He takes the time to get to know her, the small details, the stuff that makes her smile, etc.... Though he can be over the top at times, he is such a likeable protagonist.
That care an patience correlates to our love story with Christ. He wants to develop a relationship with us. However, being the gentleman that He is, he is not going to intrude unless invited to cultivate that relationship. Like Takeo, we want to spend time getting to know God and what he takes delight in. We do this by spending intimate time with Him and reading His word.