Crunchy Green Mom - Suzanne

Crunchy Green Mom - Suzanne

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Working at Love

Is a relationship work?

I have thought about this question over and over, and I came to the conclusion tonight in the shower…

Yes.

I know… many of you want to argue… some just for the sake of arguing, but please hear me out.

Love

*You stay up until 2am talking on the phone to one another.

*Every hour or so there is a text message that says “Two more hours until I can be in your arms”

*It takes your breath away when you kiss them, knees buckle, heart race, cheeks flush

*They are suddenly your muse, poetry and verse spill from your lips in every letter.

*None of their flaws matter.

Work

*You can not stay up until 2am, it’ll kill ya. So you have to come up with a new way to show them you love them. Curl your arms around them, tolerate their nightly rituals or leave them notes when you go to work in the AM

*You pick up flowers when you are at the store, or driving by a field. You find a rock and draw a heart on it and leave it in their car.

*You kiss them out of habit, but once a day you make it a point to look them in the eye and kiss them like it’s the first time.

*The internet becomes your poet, Shakespeare created love.

*You write down their flaws and realize… “It really isn’t all that bad”

When love is the BAD kind of work

When you no longer want to do those things or when seeing them fills your heart with dread. If you can no longer say “I love you” and mean it.

I do not mind working for love, do not mind thinking about how to make them happy. I thought that was what it was all about. Finding the one who you wouldn’t mind putting up with… forever.

How about all of you? Do you have a love that is worth continuing? What do you do for your mate that shows them that you are working at the relationship?

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