Today marks my 8th wedding anniversary. As usual we didn’t plan anything extraordinary because daily life does not permit us to be spontaneous on our day of union. Heehee. I honestly don’t mind because we do go on date nights regularly.
I can’t say much about married life because 8 years isn’t long enough to say words of wisdom nor advice but you can read about the 7 things I’ve picked up on my marriage which I wrote last year.
How very timely when an article from Huffington Post about real love popped up on my Facebook feed weeks ago. Author Seth Adam Smith wrote it very well and I couldn’t agree more. So allow me to share some of my favorite excerpts from the article.
Real love is an unconditional commitment to an imperfect person.
After all sweet gestures have been made, unraveling all the mysteries between each other and the romantic excitement has died down, a couple is stripped down to who they really are when they’re together, flaws and everything. So yes, real love is when you’ve decided to commit to an imperfect person, not your ideal person.
You definitely choose who to fall in love with and stay in love with.
The decision to choose that one person to fall in love with and stay in love with. From the very first time you meet someone, talk to someone or even look at someone, you experience that gut feeling or whatever you call it (maybe butterflies in your tummy?) that tells you how much connected you are with that person prompting you to continue communicating with that person which leads to falling in love. And when the relationship is tested over time, it’s a choice you make to stay in love.
Whenever we’re lost and confused we can find strength in the love that we have chosen.