“Love is just a word until someone arrives to give it meaning.”
I believe in love. Love that is true and genuine —
I believe it exists because I’ve witnessed it, I’ve felt it, and I’ve lived it. Love is something we dream of, wish or long for, and sadly sometimes even settle for.
It’s a feeling that has the ability to move mountains and dethrone kings.
Let’s just say it’s powerful.
And as many already know, love also has the ability to torture. While I believe completely in love, what I do not believe in is a guaranteed ‘happy’ ending —
We can save that ‘fait accompli’ for the massage parlors. (wink)
You know, like Cinderella and Prince Charming riding their carriage into the sunset, that automatic “We fell in love and now will live happily ever after” happy ending.
Not every prince is Charming, and not every ending is happy.
In fact, statistics show that around 50 percent of marriages in the United States end in divorce. So when you fall in love, you really need to know the person you’re falling in love with. And I don’t just mean the knowledge of their favorite foods, TV shows, or how they behave when they get sick. Of course, details like those are important, but I mean knowing who they are inside and out. Loving them enough to search for the truths and finding out how they feel about commitment, raising kids, sickness, core values —
Exploring if they are someone who accepts love, wants to love and even knows how to reciprocate love.
In my life, I have had my fair share of dating and relationships. But when I reflect on my life and the men I have loved, I feel blessed to have found true love more than once.
When it’s real love, for me, I become&he