We all want to fall in love. Why?
Because that experience makes us feel completely alive,
where every sense is heightened,
and every emotion is magnified.
Our everyday reality is shattered
and we are flying into the heavens.
It may only last a moment, an hour, or an afternoon,
but that doesn’t diminish its value,
because we are left with memories
that we treasure for the rest of our lives.
From the movie The Mirror Has Two Faces
When you love someone some times it means doing things or experiencing feelings that you may otherwise shy away from if you didn’t love this person. Could be a relative, could be a friend or partner.
Loving someone means that at times we have to think outside the box, to get away from our comfort zone in order to make the relationship work.
At times it isn’t easy. Trust me, I have been through hell and back as a single mother and loving the people I do….but in the end it’s worth it because what else do you have in this life to live for? Certainly not possessions.
My significant other is a cop. And with that comes many trials and tribulations, many nights alone but I knew this going in. Perhaps having been military most of my adult life I understand the sacrifices that must be made in certain types of professions. Though at times my heart is heavy when we are together the feelings are quite indescribable. He fills my days with joy and for me having him for bits and pieces makes all the difference. I appreciate him when we are together and because of the nature of the job and because of how I feel, will never take him for granted. Shift work becomes a new kind of normal.
My daughter is now relocated on campus for the next 3 years and am suffering from the empty nest syndrome. As a single parent it was she and I against the world. We struggled on welfare while I was in school working 2 jobs and then landed a full-time job with a relatively low salary base. She knows the value of a dollar and of sacrifices which need to be made for the sake of family.
And in the end….love is what it’s all about…………