Happy Tuesday and welcome to our hop. Thanks for coming. This week’s challenge comes from the incredible Brenda Margriet:
My oldest daughter is getting married this summer, and my second daughter next year, which has me thinking about how people meet and fall in love. Share your favourite story. It could be you and your spouse, your parents, friends or family.
I guess I don’t really have a particular favorite story. But I do have thoughts about falling in love. I like to believe in destiny, kismet, fate. Because people come together in the strangest ways and I don’t think it’s random. Then again, maybe it’s just some chemical attraction that brings two people together. Or, perhaps, being in the right place at the right time? I don’t know the answer.
It could be our friends know who the right person is for us sometimes—hence the successful blind date. (We won’t talk about the epic fails).
All I know is when I met my husband, it felt—right. Fireworks didn’t light up the skies, planets didn’t collide. But for the first time in a very long time, I was home.
There is a lot to be said for the passionate explosion when you first meet someone (we write about that all the time), but I think more often than not, it’s a progression. A quiet easing into the heart that warms and feels safe. True love grows.
Oh, let’s not completely ignore the attraction part. When I first saw my husband, (on a set-up dinner date) he was staring at my legs. Hard not to guess his thoughts. But, he maintained as a gentleman and spent the remainder of the night looking into my eyes.
Marriage, as they say, is work and that’s true. It’s the small things that are important; the thoughtful gestures like bringing home flowers for no particular occasion, like keeping himself occupied when I’m working, like taking over all the chores when I’m tired.
Love is not a flighty bird that hovers and entices. It’s a rock that stands firm no matter what comes. It’s so much more than the act of falling. It’s the building of supports together to keep each other strong.
Now let’s hop over and hear from the incredible Jenna Da Sie…