Love is a funny thing. It is a little like magic. The beginning is like a drug. You can’t get enough of. You can’t wait to see each other, and you want to squeeze in every minute. You never can imagine fighting or disagreeing about anything. And you are on your very best behavior. You dream big and you have a whole story written in your head of how life will be.
And then… slowly you relax and life happens. Bills and kids, sometimes health and jobs all wrestle for a slot in the daily pages of the life that you planned to write. Sometimes even imperfections and failures of one another nudge their way in and well… “Hey wait a minute!” You think… “This wasn’t in the rough draft in my head!”
Some of us trudge on, some of us check out. Some of us muddle through and are rewarded. I am one of the blessed ones. My husband stuck it out with me. I have not been the easiest person to love at times. (I KNOW, shocker, huh?) Oh and yeah, I still have plans for that story… The best is yet to be!
So Babe this ones for you…
Happy Valentines Day Jimmy!
I remember when I met you
my heart fluttered like a little kid
No butterflies have ever quite felt
the way those first ones did
But over the years I’ve come to realize
and truly understand
that no one in this old world
can love me exactly as you can
For love is not just the way you feel
When you first fall in love
It’s hanging in and pressing on
even when there’s not enough
It’s fighting and forgiving
and being able to “never mind”
That makes me know I want you
To always be my Valentine!