Cupcakes when I get home from work. Nights up late giggling. Fancy dinners out at French restaurants. Managing to take decent selfies by the door. Tickets to Shakespeare productions. Dinners on the porch that taste just perfect. Bike rides. Long walks. Smiling and holding hands.
So this is love. Weekends where there is too much work to be done and not enough time to do it. Passing each other on the way out the door as we have to go opposite directions. Four trips to the bike store before successfully getting what you need. Piles of clothes that need folding. New recipes that end up being so disgusting that you just have to dump them in the trash. Too tired to stay up giggling.
This too, is love, love that manifests itself in the grace to live out the everyday together.
I was sort of scrunching my nose at the first paragraph, like, “yeah, but it’s not JUST that…” Now I have read the whole thing and I nod in agreement. 🙂
Yeah… if it was all the first half then I would invite you to vomit on your computer. That is an unsustainable side of love that, while awesome, is only really awesome because of the other side. : )
You are a wise woman, Hannah. And I’m SO glad to have found your blog. Love from South Africa!
Thanks! I don’t really know about wise… but maybe someday.
(Also, I hear South Africa is amazing!!! Iy’s on our someday list.)
I am in love with you guys and I don’t even know you in real life. That is how much love comes out of this blog. Thank you Hannah, for making me smile after your posts and think of all the love that is in my own life 🙂
I would like to say that you have a very special place in my blogging heart because you have been reading and commenting dutifully since way before the whole soul mate craze. : ) Thanks friend! (And why did we never get coffee when you were still in DC????)
Reblogged this on DJ Simpson Blog and commented:
So this is LOVE?…reblogged from Hannah:
Yes and Yes. Mostly to the clothes that need folding. Boy do I have piles of clothes that need folding.
There has been a pile of clean clothes in my dryer since it finished… four days ago. I just keep on turning on the fluff cycle and ignoring it. Oops.
So happy for you!
Beautiful, and so true…….Love and grace must go hand-in-hand.
I absolutely love this blog! It’s so, so true!
Needed this to give me perspective today! Thank you!
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This has to be one of the most truthful, wonderful, beautiful things I’ve ever seen and I absolutely adore this blog post.
Yes, so very true! Those days of just passing each other briefly enough for a quick kiss and then on to opposite ways are so hard, but make the times spent together so very special. Day to day life, hand in hand…
Your blog is so inspiring. It is so good to see people who believe in love and find it hidden in the most unlikely places. 🙂 Love from Brazil. This should be on your someday list too!
Definitely! I have dear friends who go every summer and I love it vicariously through them.
Whenever I feel blue or out of inspiration, I would go to your blog and read. They never fail to make me smile. Thank you 🙂 From Brunei, With Love.