With Valentine’s Day right around the corner I’ve been thinking a lot about love and relationships. How they blossom, mature, maintain, and dissolve. I’ve seen all types, from couples that have been together for 50 years to couples that have just met and in bliss. I love it! I love, Love.
Although I’m no relationship expert, I’m very knowledgeable on the subject of my own love. I know my relationship very well, and to me, that’s all that matters. One thing I’ve realized is that love is separate from relationship. If you have love, you can make a relationship work. However, a relationship will never work without love. Like the song says… “Love and Marriage” not love then marriage.
When people ask me about love, relationships and marriage I quickly state that I am no expert. I only know my love, my relationship and my marriage. To me love and relationships are unique, like fingerprints no two will ever be the same, therefor, what works for one may not work for another.
I met my husband at age 20 and was married by age 23. We laugh now, looking back at our photos, we looked so young, like teenagers . Back then however, as we danced that night to the incredible words of Sade’s ” By Your Side”, there was no doubt or concern about getting married, starting a family, and being together forever, we were in love from day one.
(Well, maybe there was a little doubt and concern, but not from us, or my side of the family, and not because we were young. But, that’s a different story for another day.😁)
The reason I had no doubt and no concern is simple. My husband loves me like no one will ever know. It’s so deep and so true that the words I’m using right now to describe his love, really don’t even come close. His love, along with the love I get from my girls has actually made me a better person, it truly gives me strength, confidence and ability. I think it has special powers, as a matter of fact, I know it does.
The love I feel for my husband is just the same. I feel an overwhelming sense of emotion when I know I’m going to see him. I know and love him through and through and, again, I know there are no words for the feelings I’m trying to describe. That’s love, my love, our love.
I feel so very blessed for this love and the family we’ve built from its foundation. We have a house full of love which gives us an enormous sense of pride and joy.
My only advice would be that when you find love (you’ll know when you find it) protect it, care for it, and cherish it.
Happy Valentine’s Day but remember to celebrate love everyday.