And Jacob served seven years for Rachel, and they seemed in his eyes but a few days in his love for her.When two people love each other, each moment they are apart seems excruciatingly long. How can the Torah tell us that precisely because Jacob loved Rachel, the seven years he worked and waited for her seemed in his eyes but a few days? R. Abraham son of Maimonides explains that when one appreciates the value of true love, one is willing to wait any amount of time for it to arrive. Jacob understood the type of companion he’d found and so all his work for her seemed in his eyes but a few days.