Love is painted as a glamorous affair; the man sweeps the woman off her feet with witty conversation, gives her amazing gifts, and takes her on wondrous trips all over the world.
I used to dream about the day I would meet my man, maybe in a busy coffee shop where we'd both order the same drink. Or perhaps as we both went to pick up the same movie in a rental shop our hands touched, ever-so-briefly. Our lives would be filled with holidays, gifts, and laughs.
The movies have a lot to answer for.
As it turns out Love is completely different (I know shocking right?). It can build you up or break you down in seconds. It can tear you to pieces, it can fill a hole you never thought it could.
It exists in many forms.
The love of a mother or father.The love of a son or daughter.The love of a friend.The love of a partner.
To name a few.
Below are just a few things that love is to me.
Love is... the disfigured "candle holder" that can't hold a candle, made by my boy.
Love is... watching Monsters Inc so many times that you hear it in your sleep.
Love is... traipsing across the landing towards a screaming child at 2am.
Love is... wiping up after the sick-bug has landed, all over the bed, the carpet, and the teddy bear.
Love is... seeing my dad's smile when I told him I was pregnant.
Love is... my mum tipping a full lego box out onto her carpet before my children arrive.
Love is... watching my dad perform on stage.
Love is... knowing, despite her not giving birth to me, my mum will always be there for me.
Love is... an afternoon chat with the best friend I haven't seen properly since July.
Love is... a glass of
wine bourbon and a heart to heart.
Love is... being there for my friends whenever they need me.
Love is... knowing your deepest, darkest secrets are safe.
Love is... choosing to watch a movie together over a night on the town.
Love is... quoting "Friends" in sync.
Love is... singing along to the Sunset Boulevard soundtrack (even though it's not playing) while watching the Sunset Boulevard movie.
Love is... knowing that after almost 13 years together he can still surprise me.
If you look close enough love is everywhere.
I was going to tag people but instead of that I invite you, dear reader, to share what love is to you. If you decide to write a post, please tag it with #loveis, let me know you wrote it, and I'll be sure to pop over to read and comment.
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