As I sat at my computer wondering what I was going to write about I was distracted by a card my mom had sent me a little while ago... My mind drifted a little and I was thinking about my parents and how important they are to me. They are a major reason I have such a belief in love! I know many people laugh at the idea of the fairy tale, but my parents are true partners who support and care for one another in all areas of life! No, it's not a fairy tale, they have disagreements and they have had struggles and challenges over the many many years they have been together, but... they stay strong and they lean on one another!
I am in a long term relationship and we have challenges for sure, but I was in a marriage that should have been easy, but it wasn't. So I am now divorced, it's been a few years, and I have thought back over and over about what was different. I think the key element different in my marriage and in my current relationship is that now we lean on one another through the tough times and act as partners to share the burden. My parents taugh me this. Their love has helped mold my idea of what a relationship should look and feel like.
I know there are several differences between my parents' relationship and my own, but some of the key elements, the basic foundation is similar and even though I know there will continue to be obstacles in the road and hurdles to over come, I think that we will plow on together as a team. Trust, honesty, dependability and a desire to be together, knowing you can lean on that person and be vulnerable when needed and accepted when you feel strong... those are how I see love... and my parents are why!