Friday, 10 August 2012

One True Love

Is the saying of "happily ever after" just that - a saying?  Is it a fairytale, an urban myth or reality? When we view our life through the eyes of a child where innocence and purity are the essence of their being - love is simple, love is kind, love is warmth and love is security.  As we grow up and we fall in love for the first time, it is a heady, all encompassing love it like no other that we will experience in our lifetime.  It sweeps us off our feet, occupies our mind, catches the breath in our throat, and envelopes our heart. In the throes of first love, it is difficult to imagine that it will not last forever. And long after this first puppy loves has died it still has a special place in our heart, simply because it is our first love.

My Mum used to tell me when I was young that when you meet the one that you want to spend the rest of your life with that you will simply know.  This is a love that is not only sweeps us off our feet, it is a love that deepens and grows until you morph into one being. This is a love that we believe will last forever and for some that is true. That is not to say that this love will not change as a relationship progresses and grows, for a love that is static cannot last.  Life experience dictates that love must change with that experience, until we wear that love like a pair of old comfy slippers.  For those that find such enduring love, that survives all that life throws at them, they are indeed truly blessed. They are not lucky, cos luck has nothing to do with it! They have worked at their love, they believe in the one they are with, they are forgiving, they are generous, and they are living the "happily ever after"even when times are tough.  They have simply found their one true love.

My Aunty and Uncle were fortunate to celebrate their 71st wedding anniversary before my Uncles passing last year.  While their latter years were worried by the woes of growing old, their relationship was as strong to the end as it was in the beginning when they married during war time.  They faced many hurdles during their 71years together but their love endured and they were blessed! May everyone be blessed to find such love in their lifetime.

 When you want to tell your one true love how you feel with a gift, give them a gift of endurance. Give them a gift wrapped in cotton.  I cannot think of a more beautiful way to tell the one you love just how you feel about them.  Pay forward your feelings with a gift that will keep on giving.

Cherokee Prayer Blessing

May the Warm Winds of Heaven
Blow softly upon your house.
May the Great Spirit
Bless all who enter there.
May your Mocassins
Make happy tracks
in many snows,
and may the Rainbow
Always touch your shoulder.

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