There I was standing in the middle of a wedding when the words coming from the man officiating the ceremony totally caught me by surprise. “Love is friendship caught on fire.” My eyes started to water and I quickly had to suppress the emotion because I don’t actually know the bride and groom, I’m not family, I’m not even a guest I was helping film the wedding and didn’t want to draw any attention to myself. I have to admit that I’m five months pregnant so emotions and hormones are running wild right now. I couldn’t get that quote to stop rattling in my head all night though. I finally had to look it up and although this wasn’t the exact quote that was used I fell in love with this one:
“Love is friendship caught fire; it is quiet, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection, and makes allowances for human weaknesses. Love is content with the present, hopes for the future, and does not brood over the past. It is the day-in and day-out chronicles of irritations, problems, compromises, small disappointments, big victories, and working toward common goals. If you have love in your life, it can make up for a great many things you lack. If you do not have it, no matter what else there is, it is not enough.” by Laura Hendricks
Now if you are at all in a bad mood, hate romance or don’t want to hear about love and the quote above didn’t stop you yet than stop reading this right now. I mean it… I’m about to get real mushy on you because the truth is I am in love. I’m not in the sweet honey moon obsessed with my husband love, I was once, but we’ve now graduated into the having babies, father of my children, provider of our family, can’t get enough of him love and its amazing. Not every day is blissful but there are blissful moments in our every day. From good morning kisses to dirty dishes, staying up late talking with a little one still in our bed and one on the way, yes I love my with Richie and this season that we are in. Are there things that I wish were different? Do we have lots to work on and improve in? YES! But like the quote above says “If you have love in your life, it can make up for a great many things you lack. If you do not have it, no matter what else there is, it is not enough” love makes up for a lot of things. I am and always will love and be loved by Richie and that thought alone carries me through all the different seasons we’ve been in and still have ahead of us.