My roller coaster week didn't end as I would have hoped, but it's for the best as far as timing goes. I have big dental work planned for March which will not only improve my self esteem immensely, but also my health.
We are being hit by a bunch of winter weather over the next 24 hours so I will try and write some more while I am snowed in. I don't really have the energy to write much tonight so instead I will share my favorite quote about love.
"Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being "in love" which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two."
I am so thankful for my amazing husband and for the fact that our roots have become so intertwined. I still remember the pain of being away from him and that makes me that much more appreciative to be his wife.