Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Love Story

Logan: I thought our story was epic, you know? You and me.
Veronica: Epic how?
Logan: Spanning years, and continents. Lives ruined and blood shed. Epic. But summer's almost here, and we won't see each other at all. And then you'll leave town, and then... it's over.
Veronica: Logan...
Logan: I'm sorry about last summer. You know, if I could do it over...
Veronica: Come on. Ruined lives? Bloodshed? You really think a relationship should be that hard?
Logan: No one writes songs about the ones that come easy.


It seems that we are groomed to believe in impossible love.

Star-crossed lovers. People from opposite worlds, times, and even love between different species...

Romeo and Juliet.Catherine and Heathcliff. Lancelot and Guinevere. Tristian and Isolde. Mark Antony and Cleopatra. Edward and Bella...

We hope, against all odds and all adversity that love will be enough.

Love isn't like the movies or stories.

Its not always as simple as forgive and forget.

Because you see, the star-crossed rarely find their way in the end.

Love isn't just about the lovey dovey and the butterflies.

Love is risky, love can be scary, and sometimes love is hard.

It seems we have such a distorted view of what love is.

Because you see, love isn't selfish.

Love wouldn't participate in petty arguments.

Love wouldn't lie to spare someones feelings.

Love wouldn't jump to conclusions and get jealous constantly.

Love would never make you feel meaningless.

But it seems like most relationships are centered around these things. Making yourself happy, getting what you want, and putting yourself first.

THAT ISN'T LOVE!

Real love puts the other person first.

Real love is patient and kind and doesn't get jealous.

Real love would do everything in its power to protect you.

Love is sticking it out through the tough times...

Love could be realizing that you are both better off apart.

Love is letting someone go.

And for those of us that have been hurt? It's hard sometimes to believe that love is out there...

But love in itself is never enough. Because love in itself is so easily confused with emotion and feeling. Love is nothing without commitment and perseverance.

God is writing my love story, and it may not be an epic romance that there are songs and sonnets written about. But it's my story, and I don't need to know the ending. I just want to enjoy the days it takes to get me there.

1 comment:

  1. I could not agree with you more! Growing up I wanted to be Cinderella, I am almost positive my foot would have fit in that shoe. :) I have learned that marriage/love is more about compromise, forgiveness, giving without always expecting in return, and helping your significant other through life than it is about the mushy sweet stuff. The sweet stuff is wonderful but life is tough and I think we need more than that from someone to keep going. The other day I came home in a horrible mood, instead of him getting mad and getting snappy right back (which he had every right to do), he was kind and patient. Without saying a word he helped make my day much better! I think little times like that are “real life” ways to show love to someone.

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