I heard this quote the other day and I believe it is from a movie..
Love is a temporary madness.
It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides.
And when it subsides you have to make a decision.
You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being in love which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.
Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two.
For some reason, this really struck a cord with me and sat with me for awhile. What a wonderful way of expressing how love changes and grows and soon your lives become one together. Living, working, loving...everything you will share.
John, I hope you find that our tree roots intertwining like I do. We truly have been through so much and yet our roots remain strong. We now have a beautiful daughter and a little boy on the way, every day bringing a surprise and a comfort that only the lives we have built can provide.
I love you beyond comprehension.
Here is to 5 and hopefully many more.