I read this recently. A blogger who asked herself the question in hard times, what would love do? I find myself drawn to that over and over again since then.
10 years ago I thought I knew what love was. I met a man who fit me so well in every way. He was the same as me in all the right areas and so different from me in all the right areas. We complimented each other so well that the logical next step was to get married and have a family. So, that is what we did while I continued to hold on to this idea that I knew what love was. Love was being married to this man that compliments me so well. It was raising children with that love that we created and passing it along to them.
Over time this same man has continued to show me that while I was right about that love, I was also limiting my beliefs as to what it was. He has shown me how much more expansive and pliable it is than I ever knew. He has opened my eyes to the fact that love is not something to know, it is only something to feel. It is ever changing, but always expanding. It does not lessen, only deepen. His unconditional love has helped me grow in all of my relationships. Even the ones that don’t last.
10 years ago I married the person that I fell in love with. Today, I celebrate a marriage that I can only describe as two best friends who have fallen apart together, two hearts that only know how to lift each other up even when they are both knocked down. Two individuals who are united in their desire to grow in love.
What would love do? Love would love some more. Our future looks oh so bright.
Please accept this blog as my virtual hug to you.