I watched a movie recently where a couple was separated for 28 years. A soldier, who had only gotten news of his new bride’s pregnancy had to go off to war but then he got trapped on an island. He was alone there until another rescue mission took a new set of soldiers there decades later. The old soldier was sure he had nothing to live for anymore or leave the island for too but for the thrill of walking and working alongside humans again, he joined them to fight the war. One of the young soldiers asked him about his family and he said his wife had just gotten pregnant when he left home. He was sure she would have had the baby and definitely re-married. He wasn’t going to hold it against her but the young soldier said to him, ‘you’ll be amazed how long a person can wait’ and it got me thinking. … More Are you worth waiting for?
Girl had a deadly tumor and the doctors told her that she was going to die but there was still hope. She could do a special surgery and survive. If she decides to do it, she would lose her memory forever. When she told her best friend, he told her that he would talk to the doctors so that could plan the surgery.
She stopped him and pulled him to her side.
Girl: I’m not going to do the surgery.
Boy: You have to be joking. You’ll die! … More How did you forget about me so soon?
Love is a funny thing. It comes in so many hues and ways that it’s almost impossible to predict the type of love you’d experience until you actually experience it. But as confusing, happy or even painful as it may seem, love is still something we all look forward to experience. “A life without love is terrible. Love is like oxygen. Love lifts us up where we belong” – Christian from Moulin Rouge says.
Have you noticed how the presence of love in your life makes you happier and more positive? Yes, people who are less emotionally inclined say that happiness has nothing to do with the other person. I don’t know for a fact that that is true but I do know that the presence of love in one’s life makes a lot of difference that you would otherwise not appreciate. … More The many loves in a lifetime.
Ahh! Love is in the air. Everything suddenly feels different. Life suddenly has a new meaning and it makes you see things differently. It makes you certain there must have been something there that wasn’t there before. In the words of Mrs. Pots from Beauty and the Beast.
Love is indeed wonderful when you get it right. But how do you tell that you’ve gotten it right? A lot of us don’t have the patience to explore through the stages of a relationship before we are so sure we have found the love of our lives.
Relationships, these days, are formed in different ways, in different places, through different forums. Unlike the days of our parents when there were not so many avenues or determinants to choosing a life partner. These days, a lot of things or people seem to play a huge role in how we envisage a successful marriage.
I mean, what you do call a situation where a lady posts on her Instagram page that her a boyfriend finally proposed to her but she declined his proposal because their wedding hashtag names wouldn’t sound posh? Like seriously? Call me old but what has a “posh” name hashtag got to do with spending the rest of your life, whether happily or otherwise, with a life partner? If you don’t love someone, you will always find a thousand and one reasons to stop a wedding. True love is in the eyes of your partner. It’s in their character and care for you, not in a name hashtag!
Worse still, a lot of people in this generation, place way too much emphasis on their wedding proposal rather than planning and seeking counsel for a successful marriage. Don’t get me wrong, I would love wedding proposal with flowers and roses and sunset on the beach and things but hey, if I get that and what comes thereafter is a life of pain and misery with abuse and violence, does that not just totally take away the beauty of what I thought was once there but now is clearly not there again? Or was it ever truly there before? Hmm.
Set your priorities right. Don’t be fooled by social media and friends who only are interested in making a mockery of your life. If you have it, flowers and all – truly, then grab it. Embrace it – it’s beautiful and breathtaking. But don’t focus on the vanity of shallow love and keeping up appearances and forget what’s really important.
The beauty of my life!
My daughter: Mommy, welcome. (Holds out the door for me)
Me: (Tired and stressed from work) How are you?
My daughter: I’m fine. (Gives me a big smile)
Me: (I couldn’t help but smile back)
My daughter: Mommy, carry me.
Me: (I obey).
My daughter: (She kisses me) Mommy, we should have a cool secret greeting.
My daughter: She kisses me 3 times on the lip then one kiss each on my cheeks.
Me: (I smile). That’s cool.
My daughter: (She smiles) Let’s do it again.
Me to my son: Should we try it too?
My son: (He wants to but he was shy but kisses me on the lip and cheeks too).
My daughter: I love you. You are my best mommy ever (She hugs me tight again as I put her down.
Me: I love you too. You are my best daughter ever. (Smiles).
Later in the night, after dinner and baths,
Me: It’s time for bed.
My daughter: But I don’t want to sleep now.
Me: Please go to bed (changing my face)
My daughter: (Grumbles to bed).
Me: (I tuck them in).
My daughter: (Comes down from bed first to drink water, then to pee after the initial pee, then to pick her teddy, then to drink water again …) Me: (Getting angry) You need to stop coming out of bed and go to sleep.
My daughter: (Does her usual puppy face) But you said you loved me
Me: And so?
My daughter: People who love each other don’t stay angry with each other
Me: People who love each other don’t upset each other.
Morale of the story – While getting angry may be normal, love ought to make it difficult to stay angry at those who are dare to our hearts. My little girl talks some sweet realities sometimes.
Have a lovely evening people.
… More People who love each other don’t stay angry with each other