"A great love affair begins in the mind and has many rebirths." ~~ CherieMy cousin and I have been talking about romance. Both moms of many kids we understand the preciousness of time alone with our husbands. Keeping romance alive amidst the pressures and expectations of society can be daunting.
But it's important to us to keep in touch with why we married our husbands, why we love them enough to walk a shared journey for all our lives.
So Cousin and I talk. And think. And share.
Like any beautiful garden marriage is plagued with weeds which require diligent discarding. Bounty rains upon those who tend the garden religiously. Love finds its way through tangled vines of neglect.
A matter of the mind, it is. One cannot simply wait for a surging mood. Infatuation is for teens. Remembrance is the key. "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways."
Count. And count again. Even when you are annoyed with your mate, especially when you are annoyed with your mate, count the ways.
Tended love simmers in the mind and heart always available for pouring out in ways splendid, intimate, and kind.
Revel in your love.