BC: March 14, 2009 When two people fall in love, they don’t love each other all the time in exactly the same way …from moment to moment, minute to minute, hour to hour, or day to day. That is a fairytale. And yet this is what so many expect. If this is the case, it is because we have so little faith in the ebb and flow of life, of love, and of relationships. We always want the best of love, but during the worst of times, we are afraid. We insist that love be the same at all times, but all of us know that in love, as in life, the only permanent condition is one of change. Relationships are like the wind, flowing and free, influenced by unpredictable forces… in the same way that dancers are individual, but partners in the same dance. The only real security is not in owning and not in possessing, not in demanding or controlling, not even in hoping. Strength in a relationship doesn’t lie in looking back to what was or looking forward to what may be, but living in the present and accepting it as it is now. A marriage is like an island and love is like the sea. We must live with the limitations of an island, still secure that we are continually surrounded by the sea, both its high and its low tides. One of my favorite authors, Erma Bombeck wrote “Marriage has no guarantees. If that’s what you’re looking for, go buy a car battery.” I hope for the very best for both of you and don’t forget to go swimming in the sea. Love you, Mama
FC: The Story of Us | Lindsey and mark
1: designs by Charmin?
2: "dress rehearsal" | Mama, is this the one?
3: miles and miles...
5: of smiles
7: enough fun! time to fluff and puff!!!
8: a little nervous energy? | and waiting for things to get started...
10: starts with love | and Mom and Dad
11: and family
12: just a little more waiting
27: Mexico | your life