Thursday, March 11, 2010

A True Storybook Love

At the risk of being called a Dorothy, somewhere inside of me there is a teen-age girl. Not the Twilight fan type that yearns for an abusive boyfriend who wants to kill me, but more the life-long love story romantic.

I have always had a soft spot for stories about the boy and girl who grew up knowing each other, were always best friends and stayed that way for the rest of their lives. I guess that is why I like the Anne of Green Gables stories. Most of the time these sorts of stories feature a girl who is too caught up in some fantasy ideal to see the treasure right before her eyes. The fulfillment comes in the moment when she realizes that true love is not mysterious, but knowing.

Mary’s Song by Taylor Swift also springs to mind. It tells the story of a boy and a girl who grew up childhood friends, fell in love, got married and raised their own kids in the same house where they played as children. That is the kind of love we all long for.

I always saw the pursuit of love as some sort of Solomon’s choice. Do you want beauty, intelligence, or friendship? My mom once told me to marry my best friend, so that is what I looked for. Much like Solomon, making the right choice brought unintended rewards.

Fifteen years ago I married the most beautiful and intelligent girl I’ve ever met, and today we are still best friends. Our story has had excitement, mystery and thrills, but it is always the friendship that gets us through the hard times and disagreements.

That is something I thank God for every day.

1 comment:

  1. Your mom is one wise woman! And you married a sweetheart!!


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