Thursday, February 26, 2009

True Love

I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.
~ Mother Teresa ~

I think that is true. Sometimes, love really can be painful. Not a “breaking heart” painful, but something that takes work, sweat and tears, something that does not always come easy. I am learning this more and more and I have a feeling that for the rest of my life I will continue to learn it.

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
~ James A. Baldwinb ~

Love is “growing up”. I liked that. I have seen people, who are young say “I am in love” but they do not understand what love really is. “Love is patient, kind…selfless…” “No greater love than this, then a man lay down his life for his friend.” Yes, there are times when love brings butterflies, but I can tell you that more often than not it brings sacrifice.

I had a hard time with this for awhile. I had a Hollywood perception of love and that is the “romance” part of love. Yes, romance comes in love but it is not the everyday life. I am learning though, sometimes slowly but surly, that the sacrifice part of love is the most rewarding and what brings us closer together.

Love is being stupid together.
~ Paul Valery ~

I love this quote. Out of the two of us I am definitely the one who acts more stupid sometimes but I am comfortable being stupid with Britt around. I think that says a lot, that I can be stupid with him there. I think that sometimes it actually brings us closer together. I know that I am marrying someone that I can laugh with, and that is important.

Don’t ask me where this post came from… I guess I have been thinking recently about life to come. There will be a lot of trials, struggles and things to work through but who better to work through them with then the person I love with all my heart.

You know how people say that when you are in love you only love that person more the next day then you did the day before. I think that is true but I don’t think that you have more love in your heart, I think that you heart just grows. I already love him with all my heart, and each day my heart gets a little bigger so that I can love him even more the next day.

PS. 93 days until our wedding! Not that anyone is counting ;)