….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.