This post is a little different than my usual posts, but I was struggling to come up with something for “L” for the A to Z Challenge and I didn’t want to only do medical conditions and such for the whole month. I thought that love would be a fitting topic because it fits in with the parenting side of this blog.
So why love?
I have written about how I didn’t fall in love with my daughter as soon as she was born in the past. This has changed significantly over the past almost 2 years. I love my daughter more and more every day. She makes me smile and laugh on a daily, sometimes even hourly, basis. I love watching her learn new things every day and I love how she says certain words.
You know how toddlers always mess them up by you know what they are saying? My daughter’s latest is “bless you”. Any time someone coughs or sneezes she says it, but it comes out more like “bess ooo”. It is so incredibly cute and it melts my heart every time she says it.
I love seeing my husband interact with her as well. I never knew that I could love him more, but every day I love him more and more. I love him for what he does for us, by working hard every day so I can stay home and raise our daughter. I love the way he treats us both. I have to say that I really lucked out and found one great guy.
I knew I had to hold onto him when I had him. We were highschool sweethearts. He was a senior and I was a sophomore when we started dating and we went through a lot before we even got married. When he stuck with me through all of it, I knew it was true love and that we could make it through anything.
He would drive 4 hours to see me in the summer when I was at my dad’s house since my parents were divorced. My dad wouldn’t let him stay at the house because he knew my mom would not approve of it. My dad would take my then boyfriend to a hotel to stay and he agreed. I knew that if he put up with that I needed to marry him.
That is just one of the many hurdles we had to overcome before we got married, and we have had many more hurdles since getting married. I think this is what love is. Love is overcoming hurdles and coming out on top. Sticking with each other through the difficult times and being there for each other. Knowing that you have someone who is on your side and there for you when you need them is important and that is what love is. Supporting one another when the one you love needs it is important.
Many people have their own definition of love, and I have to say that when I think of love all I have to do is look at my living room that is a disaster or look at my husband coming home after a long day at work and I know that I have the perfect definition of love right here in my home.
How about you? How do you define love?
If you want to see what else I am talking about during the A to Z Challenge, check out my “A” post.