When I was growing up and by growing up I mean up until my late 20's, I always thought of love to be a rather weak substance. Love to me was hearts, words that were said when you were feeling good and an emotion that was one of luxury.
Enter 30 and I had a life altering experience that changed not only the course of my life, but how I viewed love. I almost lost my sister to a drunk driver. I still don't have her back fully and it pains me every day of my life. I can't seem to shake her accident and as someone said her situation is my "ticking time bomb".
Prior to her accident love in most regards was superfluous to me, meaning I thought I felt or experienced it on a number of occasions, but in the back of my mind, regardless of how things turned out, I would be fine without it.
That is until my parents unconditional love for me through her situation taught me that love was stronger than me.
What do I mean by that? In that time of my life, I felt like I had nothing left and that nothing else mattered. Seeing my sister lying in an SICU bed with tubes all over her body made me feel more helpless than I have ever felt in my life. Strength was so beyond my comprehension.
Enter my parents and their tremendous love for me. They taught me that love is your strength and support in the good and very bad times.
My parents had enough love to cover me, my sister, my siblings and one another. That's when I realized that love was truly no joke.
Love is powerful. Love is your strength.
If you feel like giving up, if you feel like you're left alone, I assure you that a drop of love in your life, whether it be from yourself or those around you, is powerful enough to deliver you.
Love is stronger than you. In the moments where you want to give up, love is the strength that steps in as your silent warrior and carries you through.
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