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This is one of my favorite quotes, by one of my favorite people who ever lived. He says this quote above in his book, “Standing For Something: 10 neglected virtues that will heal our hearts and homes.” and I absolutely LOVE this book. I first read it about six years ago, and I still remember amazing points he brought up about society and families, and I find myself referring back to reading pieces often.
The reason why I love this quote is that it resonates so well with life and marriage. So far in my 25 years of age, I have DEFINITELY experienced sudden change, sometimes it is happening in every aspect of my life, even! Sometimes changes are good, but I typically have a hard time when my life shifts directions. I’m sure we have all had experiences like this, and we remember how we felt during that time. It was probably a mixture of worry, stress, uncertainty, insecurity, and maybe even a little faith or comfort here and there. We know what creates the stressors, but do we know what made us feel the pockets of comfort? I bet it was LOVE :) Whether it was love from a family member, friend, random person, or significant other. A strong foundational love has the power to bring faith and comfort to you in the midst of distress.
He is my north star
During the time Trevor and I have been together (about 3.5 years), I truly have found that he is my North Star. He’s the constant in my changing world, especially when it feels like every aspect of my life is changing. His love for me and my love for him doesn’t change. When I get turned around from the path of happiness and self-confidence, I look to him and he guides me back to it. He is my compass. The love we have between us is my compass. It’s something that I can look at in the midst of all the chaos and know that it will still be there through all of the anxiety, pain, and fear.
Having a strong love in marriage is such a beautiful safety net to me! It’s the ULTIMATE safety net. Some marriages have built a love between them that has not come with that feeling of a safety net, for whatever reasons. It saddens me that they feel the need to find something else to be their constant, instead of their union. Marriages are made for being the constant in our ever-changing world. Marriages are supposed to be strong enough to be a guiding comfort. Try letting it be that again, if you have lost it. Keep working at gaining that safe feeling back!
I LOVE YOU TREVOR! Happy Valentine’s Day everyone :)