A post popped up in my Facebook timeline this morning that made me cry. I don’t officially follow their page, but it is the company from which I always order the kids’ Christmas ornaments and my beautiful stacking rings, so it caught my eye. And my heart.
I clicked over and read her blog post…and cried.
It seems true love gives all it has, breaks down, then reconnects to heal. A new love begins where the old love left off. Perhaps love is a journey of holding on to each other, even when you want to let go? True love is more about forgiveness than feelings. It’s more about giving than getting. It finds it’s hope in humility. Love begins, it breaks down, it begins again. Where love began is not where it will end. We will be broken and changed and hopefully over the years, with a lot of grace, we will find ourselves in a marriage that has lasted, defined by a love that has been renewed again and again.
Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of you who have reached out in over the past couple of days with blog comments, Facebook messages, text messages, emails, and phone calls. It’s nice to know we aren’t alone and that many of you have been (or are) in the same situation, or at the very least that you are thinking of us and praying for us. I am so grateful for my tribe and the love and support you all have showered me with. <3 You give me the strength to keep trying and keep growing, hopefully with this guy by my side.