“Some people believe that a couple that spends every day together leads to the death of love, specifically the death of passion – that heady perfume of emotions that takes you to the heights of delight and agony at the same time; they believe that constant closeness leads to a boring and mundane life together. But I believe that there is an even deeper level to aspire to when you truly share your life with a significant other. There can be a quiet intimacy in spending each day together that cannot be matched in any other way but to spend that time together. For how can someone say they truly know you and understand you if they haven’t seen you in every circumstance of your life? This is not an artificial/ superficial view of you; this is the “see me with all my flaws, shortcomings, and blemishes” — and love me anyway. This is knowing that I am imperfect and embarrassingly flawed in many ways — and love me anyway. This is seeing me as I grow older when the fresh bloom of youth is long gone – and love me anyway. And when you and your partner have experienced both the good and the bad together; when you have seen each other through crises as well as triumphs; when you have held hands and looked in each other’s eyes and have said “we’re gonna make it through this together, no matter what”, there isn’t a more beautiful, more significant thing is this world than that. Yes, this quiet assurance of love may lack the Hollywood dazzle of a torrid romance. But this unassuming but constant devotion to one another can be compared to the strength of a solid oak tree standing in the middle of a forest far away from the bright city lights – unassuming, yet amazingly strong and most of all real in every way. It doesn’t draw attention to itself, but quietly exists and no one can deny its significance. It is beautiful and meaningful and it is a testament to the things that really matter in this world. This is what it means to share a lifetime of day-to-day living with the person who sees me as I really am, and has loved me through it all. I am humbled and amazed at the strength of that love. This is what true love really is.”
Considering my parents are some of the few that I know have been together since I’ve known them I’m going to say she knows what she’s talking about. Yay for moms.