August 26, 2010 Leave a comment
The older I get the more I am coming to terms that I will forever be a student in the life journey. There is no point of complete understanding. Love is no exception. While, I attempt to define its parameters for my life daily, I am constantly learning something new about love’s characteristics.
From a young age, I always sought to hang around people that where I wanted to be. My closest friends and family were at least a few years older than me. I watched closely, I mimicked their behavior, and I analyzed the results of their actions whether good or bad. By the time I reached their respective ages, I had it down pat. And while I had my own share of obstacles, I had a blueprint to solve them.
Nowadays, I find myself around married couples, and more specifically, married women. I have always thoroughly enjoyed the time that I spend with them. I love to ask questions. What was your first argument as a married couple? What are the biggest changes? What is the most rewarding thing about marriage? And my favorite, “how did you know he/she was the one?” They all replied the same, “You just know.”
I never thought I would get to the “just know” phase in my life and as I begin this journey from the familiar and safe to the unknown, I find myself looking within for a blueprint to follow. Little did I know I would find the blueprint in the unknown.
Communication. Respect. And Understanding.