Today's Love Is .... post is from Kate who blogs at www.myfamilyfever.co.uk
What is love? I have been asked this before, and there isn’t really answer. It’s not a feeling or a ‘thing’ – it’s just…love. I shall attempt to explain, but it might not ring true with you – remember that love is different for us all. There are no rights or wrongs.
Love is sticking to your guns when people tell you things are happening too soon, too fast. If you know it’s right, trust yourself.
Love isn’t about accepting someone for who they are, it’s about wanting them to be that way, not wanting to change anything – even the things that irritate you – without them that person wouldn’t be the person you love.
Love is having someone who holds your hand through 3 traumatic births, and tells you over and over that you’re doing great, you’re going to be the best mummy – and then wiping away the tears over and over again.
Love is collapsing onto the sofa together at night when the children are in bed.
Love is not a fairytale. There are good times, there are great times, and there are times where it all falls apart. Love is knowing that even on the darkest days, you will get through, together.
Love is never criticising. The other person is always trying their best, and for that you should thank them (and then do it your way when they are not looking).
Love is looking at another person and just knowing there is no-one out there you would rather be with.
Love is making a home together.
Love is starting afresh.
Love is whatever you want it to be. It could be marriage, it could be children, it could be a house, a new life, a second chance. There is no rulebook – what works for you won’t work for someone else. That’s OK.
Love is sticking by each other, even when other people say you are wrong.
Love is a lifestyle. Love changes every day. Love is different for every single person. Ultimately, love is about you, and your partner, and what is right for you. Enjoy it, ignore the doubters and go with the flow.
Love is everything.