Monday, April 2, 2012

Finding Love

Love. I see it everyday. I am even blessed enough to feel it everyday. I see it when I come home to find my parents cuddled up on the couch, I hear it in the giggles exchanged by my brother and sister-in-law. I learn about it when my best friend Adriana talks about her fiance' Ryan and the dreams they have for their upcoming wedding. I cry a little when Katie Campbell tells me about never leaving her husband's side as he went through chemotherapy in the first months of their marriage, and I am engulfed in it when I can sit and be embraced by my father in Heaven.
A soul mate. It seems impossible. Impossible to find or be found by the one who makes you feel complete. The one who you cannot imagine one more day without. How do you find that person? You trust in the Lord of course. But do you just wait? I know it often happens when you least expect it... or so I am told. But sometimes you meet people that you just click with. The ease of conversation is so refreshing. The twinkle in the eyes, the nerves in the stomach reassure you that this person is special. But how can it be, that one day you just decide they are your forever? What if they hate scary movies, and you love them? What if they like sushi, and you would rather eat dog food? What if they went to the University of Oregon, or wear tennis shoes with dress pants? What if they love cats, and you're allergic? What if they can't carry a tune to save their life, and your whole family is musical? What if they don't believe in the same things you do? Does that make it wrong? Does that make it impossible? Or should the "what-ifs" not matter? It's hard enough finding someone you like spending time with, that you are attracted to, that makes you laugh. Should the "what-ifs" be laid to rest?Relationships can be so limiting, but yet cause your heart to expand beyond what you thought possible. You take faith in the Lord's plan for your life, but often that is not easy. Sometimes life doesn't seem very fair. Especially when all someone really wants is to have someone to talk to about their day, and to cuddle up with at the end of the night. Does it need to be so complicated?



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