So, I wanted to be all clever and write a lovely little post on love. I started to do just that and I recalled a beautiful poem by Marjorie Holmes and realized she says it much more eloquently than I ever could. I think many of us grad wives could easily add in another few stanzas saying something about…romance enticing us with riches and full time jobs and love promising commitment and encouragement even through the rough graduate school journey.
I hope these words speak truth and encouragement to you as we seek to remember what love really is all about.
Romance is flying.
Love is safe landing.
Romance is seeking perfection.
Love is forgiving faults.
Romance is fleeting.
Love is long.
Romance is the anguish of waiting for the phone to ring to bring you words of endearment.
Love is the anguish of waiting for a call that will assure you that someone else is happy and safe.
Romance is eager-striving always to appear attractive to each other.
Love is two people who finds beauty in each other-no matter how they look.
Romance is dancing in the moonlight, gazing deep into desired eyes.
Love says, “You’re tired, honey. I’ll get up this time.” As you stumble through the darkness to warm a bottle or comfort a frightened child.
Romance is flattering attention.
Love is genuine thoughtfulness.
Romance is suspense, anticipation, surprise.
Love is tenderness, constancy, being cherished.
Romance is delicious.
Romance can’t last.
Love can’t help it.