This is a very different type of post for me but I wanted to take up the opportunity of being a guest blogger over on Karen Gerahty’s blog Yankee Doodle Paddy and the topic she chose us to speak about is what love means to you….
Now in my opinion I have a very unique tale of love for this day and age. I met my now husband when I was 16 years old, that’s 21 years ago now and despite all of the obstacles put in our way over the years we’re still going strong.
I think we’re constantly sold a very unrealistic image of what love is in the movies, we’re used to seeing Hugh Grant stumbling over his words in the rain professing his undying love to Andie McDowell or seeing Richard Gere hanging out of the sunroof of a limo and climbing up the fire escape to give Julia Roberts her fairy tale… Life is very different from that and when it boils down to it, the over the top gestures don’t matter a thing.
To me, these are some of the things that matter most.
To me love is, letting me warm up my freezing cold feet on your legs even though you don’t want to.
To me love is, you coming home from a full days work and still cooking us a dinner because I’ve had a difficult day with the girls.
To me love is, you sending me messages or phoning me throughout the day just to see how my day is going.
To me love is, being able to cry in you arms just because I’m sad and you know you only need to be there you don’t have to try and fix it.
To me love is, you re-arranging all of your starting times at work when I was doing my injections for IVF because you knew I was scared of doing them on my own.
To me love is, seeing you look at our girls, our precious girls that were so longed for and are so loved.
To me love is, you not giving out about all of the makeup that I buy even though I only have one face 😁
To me love is, you constantly being my biggest cheerleader and always encouraging me to believe in myself.
To me love is, you and I knowing each other so well that sometimes we can finish each others sentences.
To me love is, the most important thing in the world. We have shared so much already during our life together and yet you’re still the first person I want to talk to when anything good or bad happens to me.
To me love is you xx