Do you still believe in love?

“It’s common to get cold feet before a wedding, sadly it’s also common to marry the absolute wrong person. The hard part is discerning which is which.”

I am a hopeless romantic. I don’t fall in love very easily but when I love, I love hard. I give it my full effort, my complete attention, and my entire heart. I’ve noticed since I’ve been in the military and move to a new duty station or have new leadership or co workers one of the first questions people ask you is “Are you single/ are you married?” I am not. When I tell them that, they always says “Good! Do not get married. It’s a mistake. It’s a trap. Stay single!” And it makes me sad every time. It makes me especially sad when the people who say these things to me, are married! It’s a crazy thought to me!

Maybe it’s because I grew up in a home with both my parents, who never got divorced. I grew up with a beautiful example of a strong, loving, healthy marriage. Maybe that’s why I still believe in love. Maybe that’s why I’m waiting for the same thing. And I am so thankful I grew up watching how in love my parents are with one another, it’s annoying at times, but it’s such a wonderful thing.

“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.” -Kurt Vonnegut

I like to believe I am a good person, not perfect, but good. Good hearted with good intentions and I try to be kind to everybody. I try to always be happy and positive, find the good in the bad, and always see the good in people.

And I think that also helps me to still believe in love. I hope more people than not, believe in love too.

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