Friday, April 15, 2011

The Evolution of Love

Love takes so many forms, and it is constantly evolving. One day you feel over the moon (the whole butterflies in the stomach feeling), then before you know it, that fades. What used to happen every heart fluttering moment when you are together, only rears it's lovely head in certain moments.

But if that butterfly feeling is gone, is the "spark" between a couple dead? My answer is simple, no. Instead, the emotional reaction is to leave when the"butterfly" feeling is lost. The relationship is filled with doubt, and emotions start to dictate choices. Now, don't get me wrong, emotions play a big role in love, but even bigger is the understanding that to truly love someone means to dedicate your life to their happiness. With this comes the realization that your love still has a spark, only it has evolved into a deeper understanding of love and respect. Having each others' back, no matter what, is instrumental in this.

With love, lead with your heart, but also let your intelligence steer course when emotions cause doubt. The spark is there, it just isn't in the butterfly form. It is a deeper love, and it is beautiful.

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  1. This post was so sweet and such a beautiful reminder...thank you for making my night with this! Loved it!

    Liesl :)

  2. This is beautiful, Marcie. And so sweet!
    xo Josie

  3. Truly beautiful post. I wish this was a magazine article, I would rip it right out and put it in my inspiration notebook.

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  4. great post Marcie! and so true. my mom always told me true love is a verb - you do it.
    xo anna

  5. This is so true, Marcie! What a great post. I think the divorce rate is so high because most people think when the butterflies are gone, so is the love. But that's when the deeper appreciation and love can be cultivated. It's amazing to witness this.

    YAY, I'm so glad you like the TB flats! I've been wearing mine constantly. Have a great weekend!


  6. Such a sweet post. Beautiful, and true...

  7. oh, you got me all teary over here. isn't this the truest thing ever? such a beautiful reminder too. thank you.

    wish you a beautiful weekend!

  8. what a beautiful post. about the deeper love. it for sure comes and makes us feel even more loved!

  9. aw! this was so beautiful; I love the pictures with the older couples!