What I’ve learnt about love…

love is

….after ten years of marriage.

Love doesn’t always buy me expensive or extravagant gifts

Love doesn’t whisk me away to far-flung destinations

Love isn’t as spontaneous anymore

 

Love always brings me a cup of tea in the morning while I’m having my shower

Love always arrives on time when I need picking up from the station

Love is the one person who believes in my crazy ideas- and doesn’t call them crazy

Love babysits for me when I need a night out with the girls

Love gets excited about starting a new box set together!

Love knows how I like my toast buttered (right to the edges)

 

The excitement of fluttery, flirtatious love gives away to solid, enduring, fulfilling love that enables you both to do life together in the trenches. When cancer comes knocking, when redundancy happens, when life is so shitty that you just want to go back to bed and sleep until it’s better.

Because that love is the most thrilling, and it lasts forever.

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9 thoughts on “What I’ve learnt about love…

    • Thanks Yvonne. Simple but to the heart right? I wrote this post because recently I went to a super-glamorous wedding. I felt a bit intimidated that my marriage no longer has the glamour and sparkle of our twenties. But then I started reflecting on what it does have. And this post was born. It helped me realise that love is fluid, it changes a lot but it doesn’t make it any less real or valid- just because there are no longer far-flung holidays and exciting nights out.

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