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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Today... Standing Tall Against The Test of Time...

“... It’s a blessed thing to love
   and feel loved in return.”
~ E.A. Bucchianeri
                                            



Last night in our home...

I have to pack. I'm off (again) for 4 days, which means my babies also have to pack for 4 days. This new job forces us to reorganize our everyday schedules in a way that makes it work; I’ve learned that humour is my best ally. The running joke is that now I'm a visitor in my own home... The kids have now 2 primary residences, since they have been now adopted by my brother and SISTER (in-law). This all happened without the hubby or I knowing, seeing as how we are always between plane, work and project... (Smile)

So last night, we were all running around (specifically me running after them), making sure they had packed up all that they’ll need for the next 4 days. That includes cross country gear, golf gear, professional day school clothes, long sleeves, short sleeves, pants, enough socks, etc.... and they were running around, trying to stay out of my path...
Off they go... Daddy is going to drop them to their other home after I give them a never ending amount of kisses and hugs... I stood at the front door, flickering the porch light for more goodbyes... Tears falling down my cheeks... I miss them so... My babies are growing... They are okay... I then pack my own things for my trip... Its midnight… I turn the lights off…

At 4:30am, my alarm goes off. Up and running again with the hubby to see me off...

"Our life is a mess," I said to him.
“I love it," he said. "Mom and Dad making things happen... I love it!" “But you and I are always tired... we don't have time for just me and you," I replied. "I didn't say it was perfect, but I love it because we are building our perfect... I love to see you go because I can't wait to see you come back... I love you," he said, all in a breath.
And I believe him...

“I love you too,” I said. I then gave him a kiss and we parted ways; not before uttering my favorite phrase, "Well, don’t do anything I wouldn't do!”

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, and it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres. Love never fails.” - I Corinthians 13:4-8a

This here; the “me and him” we are currently living, has been through all that a regular relationship can go through. It absolutely ranges from the highest highs (and thank God for the plenitude of those) to some lows (thank God for the lessons learned while overcoming these). And for me to be sitting here on this flight, taking me away from my loved ones - with a heart filled with serenity, I feel as at this moment of my life I have fulfilled MY definition of love...

MY DEFINITION OF LOVE...
I don't know if one can really define love... It is so personal to each of us that even though we hear, speak and read about it, I don't think we relate to the words we read or someone’s description of it, until we feel it or live it based on our needs. Why love can't be defined or be understood? Because, when the person to whom you are explaining it has never experienced it, how will they ever understand it? And maybe because what fulfils you represents a world of difference to what someone else seeks. Anyways, how the heart that experiences love be able to describe it? There is so much that goes into that love that I believe only your partner in that journey can understand you, understand your definition of love. You can only give someone an idea about love, about your love.
So here it is for me what love is...among the many things love can be... Love should strive for forever, love will allow forgiveness, and love will keep you finding the right path for each other. Love doesn't run away when things get “real”. Love keeps you fighting for yours. Love never gives up or loses faith. Love endures through every circumstance. Love can stand the test of time if you are in it together with the goal of wanting the best for and of each other.
It will stand the test of time if there is mutual respect for the individuals we are... Love will create indelible memories in your life, and in your mind... Love will nourish your soul even through (especially through) the hardest times.

Take your time, don't rush things... Love has its own timing and when it is right, with all its imperfections, it will stand tall against the test of time... tall against life pressures...

And you? What is YOUR definition of love?
RosieSandz
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