Although, I can't say I have always been love.
I am not an easy person to live with. I tend to dive in deeply to the things I love/enjoy/obsess about with great passion to the distraction of everything else around me. I am not as bad as I was in my thirties, but if you asked my family where I've been for the past eight weeks they would absolutely tell you the basement. When Tetris first came out I was obsessive about it. AOL Message Boards. (Where I met AMAZING friends - Barb, Col-Robin, Amy and more.) The PTA when my kids were really little. Stampin' Up! - again, I met great friends but it was the be-all and end-all of many a day.
So, as this journey called life continues, I try to be love.
I try to be mindful of my time these days. Really. I do.
I try to be mindful that the people I gave birth to will all too soon be sprouting wings and taking off. Like my mother before me, I have raised very independent kids who are utterly capable and who don't need to check-in with ME unless the need a ride, money or food. Every once in a while we surprise each other with a general, "Hey." Their father is MUCH better with the check-ins. It has been this way since they were babies. Thankfully, they know how we both operate and it works. We nurture our children very differently, but man, we love them FIERCELY. They KNOW we love them and as such, they have stability. Even if the waters got rough, no matter what, those two people know without a doubt how very loved they are. We ARE love for them.
Music today: I heard it first on the TV show Brothers & Sisters. I loved it then, I love it still.
If you can find love,
Then you forget everything.