This weeks topic is
Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
Love. Amour. What is it? Does it happen at first sight? Do you only get one great love per life time? How do YOU know love?
Ha, this one is easy for me.
What is love – Love is a beautiful, wonderful, sometimes ugly not to mention complicated mess and if you are lucky enough to find just one person to share it with – love is perfect!
I am among what seems to be a rare find these days being married to my high school sweet heart! When folks me how I met my hubby and I tell them we are high school sweet hearts, 99.9% of the time, this is the reaction I get.
The other 1% is “Really???” like I am lying or unsure as to what I just said.
It was love at first sight or in our case, love at first nod. Travel back with me to when we all had the mind set of a typically 18 year old girl who sets her sights for the first on the most beautiful man she has ever seen.
We are coming out of classrooms across the hall from each other – when our eyes meet – and time literally stands still for what could be considered an eternity. And no words are spoken, just a sweet subtle smile followed by a nod.
This behavior continues on for days, before I make the grand declaration to my best friend that I find this beautiful man ” really, really hot”
to which he responds with ” oh yes – I know him, we work together”? and ditches me in my shock in the hallway of a million kids because he knows I am going to kill him.
Fast forward a few days to where I am eagerly waiting for class to end so I can see the famous nod that has made my days complete. Once class is released, the halls fill with students, and I lay my eyes once again on this beautiful man, where he surprises me with none other than passing me a note. (aka “old school” texting) followed by the nod
I couldn’t say anything… I was speechless. I went to my next class where I not only read the note, 100 times, but failed a history test because I couldn’t focus on it due to the fact that the note was his way of asking me out on a date. A DATE!!! ME – on.a.date – with him! O.MG.
Can it get any sweeter!
Not to mention embarrassing when I later learned on that date ( because duh – I said yes) my best friend, the one I mentioned above – went to work the same night after I told him I thought the guy – who he worked with – WAS HOT. And shared the following with him!!!!
Direct quote ” I went to work and told him my best friend thinks your hot”
This worked really, really well in my favor, but was at the time a bit mortifying.
Do I believe in love at first sigh, HELL YES.
Do I believe you get more than one love in a lifetime – yes – because next to my husband, I have fallen love two more times since with my amazing children!
How do you know love – because it causes us to do things for others without thinking – we just do it. The littlest of things like love notes in lunch boxes after 20 years of marriage to the major things like sitting in bathroom for 4 hours while your loved one passes a kidney stone and later you manage to get them into your kids room because it’s closer so they can finally pass out from the pain.
(btw – the formatting on this is retarded and I got tired of fighting with it, please excuse my longer than life paragraph – I can’t figure out why it looks beautiful in the draft format but as soon as i “publish it, it all jumbles together – thoughts and advice apprieciated)