In our family...

In our family....we do second chances...we do grace...we do real...we do mistakes...we do I'm sorry (and I forgive you)...we do loud really well...we do hugs...we do family...we do love.















Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Lookin for Love

On this journey, called life...
I spent a lot of time looking for love...
...often, in the wrong places,
and from the wrong kinds of people.
I thought I knew what love was and I went searching for it.

When I was "in young love", I saw the world through rose colored glasses. Life is beautiful when you are in love.



I listened to songs like, I Honestly Love You by Olivia Newton John, How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You by James Taylor and Open Arms by Journey.


...and thought I would always feel this way.





Until I got hurt...and got my heart broken a few times.

And then I thought...
...and listened to songs like, Love Stinks by the J. Geils Band, Love Hurts by Nazareth and Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac...

...until I found love once again.

I repeated this pattern, time and again, until I had enough. I gave up.
I laid it all down and started doing things to heal. I cried my heart out until I thought there were no more tears. I danced. I sang. I cried. I laughed. And I cried some more.

I spent time with myself. I was alone and happy. I stopped looking for someone to be with me. I figured out, what love really is. I stopped falling in love with other people, and started to love me.

And then, when I wasn't looking, in walked the love of my life...
and then I married him.
Every day that I get to be with him, is a gift.
I pray, we get to have many more years together.
Grow old with me. The best is yet to be.













12 comments:

Sandi said...

You made me cry! That was beautiful!

Jan said...

Oh, I LOVED this. I can so relate to it all - I could have written it myself.

You're really marvelous.

nothingfancy1 said...

Beautifully said!

Busy Bee Suz said...

This is just beautiful. And it gives a bit more insight into the person that you were...the person that you are.
I hope you have a lifetime of love together.
Does your hubby read your blog?

Debbie said...

Awww. What a sweet, sweet post!

CaJoh said...

So true. It always happens when you're not looking. Someone told me that you both have to be ready— and it appears it took some time for you to be ready. So glad you found your one true love.

Dave said...

this was absolutely wonderful! I have to save this somewhere and revisit time and time again.
Thank you for making my day/week/ and then some with this amazing heart felt post.

David

The Incredible Woody said...

Perfect!

Life with Kaishon said...

This was so beautiful! Love is a wonderful thing!

SSG said...

beautiful.

When are you going to write a book???

Letters From Home said...

i loved this mom! sooo great!

Unknown Mami said...

Beautifully expressed.