Breezy Days: how love morphs


August 23, 2012

how love morphs

I walk into my house, feet tired and swollen, contacts burning my eyes out, a hungry stomach consuming me, and a throbbing see my husband ironing curtains.
I run up to him and give him a huge hug, he has worked so hard all day. 
And because he works until 5pm and I start work at 5:30 most days, there are a lot of times where I don't get to see him until almost 10 at night.
I drop my purse on the ground, take off my shoes, then walk around the house.
All the clean clothes I had washed are folded and put away.
All of the odds & ends strewn about the house are picked up.
Dishes are washed and put away.
My heart skips a beat.
I feel as if love morphs into what it needs for you at different points in your life.
When Ryan & I were dating, it was:
Butterflies when I hear his laugh.
Tinglies when I feel his kiss.
Warm & safe when I'm in his arms.

When we were first married, it was:
Newlywed excitement
Presents, dates, and showing each other off!

I still have those feelings when we hug & kiss, and we of course still show each other off ;)
 But now I get butterflies when I see that the dishes have been carefully put away or that the clothes have been neatly folded. 
Just knowing that he put such time, care, and effort into making sure I would feel comfortable for when I would come home from a long shift at work, makes me feel all warm & fuzzy inside.

That's love. 
At least until the next phase :)
One of my favorite quotes says it very succinctly:
"True love is not so much a matter of romance as it is a matter of anxious concern for the well-being of one's companion."
-Gordon B. Hinckley

I don't know who is single/dating out there, but this is what you should be looking for.
Your partner in crime...for life.

<3 Bri 


Courtney said...

That is so sweet of him! You picked a winner :)

Torrie said...

You said it all perfectly; I feel the exact same way. And even though sometimes when I go to weddings or see people in that just-started-dating phase, I get a little nostalgic for the old times. But then my husband will do something so completely selfless for me, and I'll realize what love is really all about.

What a great post to start my day with! Thank you!

Rachel said...

That's so sweet of him! I definitely get the same feelings when my husband helps out around the house! And I know what you mean about having opposite work schedules husband worked nights and I attended school during the day for the first year of our marriage...that definitely meant that just seeing each other remained pretty exciting for a long time!!