Once Upon a Time...

I had an idea of what love was.
and that idea was all wrong.
because now I think I know what love is.
(or at least what it is to me)

And it is crying when he is sick and you can't be there to make him feel better,
when you can't get him a glass of water or a cool washcloth for his fever.

It is the pain you feel when you weren't there to watch him make 5 interceptions and 3 touchdowns at his intramural football game.

It is eating a strawberry ice-cream cone and thinking it would taste better if he was there eating it with you.

And it is failing a test and wishing that you could sob into his hoodie.

That's what love is to me.
What is it to you?


Ela said...

Mandy, this is so sweet. There is nothing like sharing, the good and the not so good, together. It's tough to be apart but at least you have each other close in so many other ways.

Hoping Kevin feels better soon...and you too :)

Heather said...

Only a couple more weeks till thanksgiving and then you get to see him! I can't wait for you to come back next semester Mands!

Michelle said...

Aww sorry it's so hard being away!!

It's tough when your physically isolated from those who are your support system, and you aren't able to support them as well either.

Hang in there!

siovhan said...

it's the boy that went to three different grocery stores all across town to find me the exact popsicles i wanted when i was sick.

i'm sorry you're missing your love.

7upkels said...

"love is much more a promise of behavior and commitment than it is an expression of feeling."

i learned that last year and i have never forgotten it - and i think that, (along with a lot of other things) is what love is. and i am so happy you have found it :)

ps. your blog last time was so wonderful. i hope everything is getting less stressful!

Kyle and Kaylee said...

That might be to cutest thing I have ever read-

Sara said...

I'm your 100th follower!!
Love is so many things combined! It's enjoying a cup of coffee together

Lizzy said...

I love this Mandsy :) You two are perfect. I hope i find someone I love like that someday

ashley lauren said...

"sometimes you find a person you would rather do nothing with, than do anything with anybody else." -brad

i love love. :)

manda said...

That was so cute! Being away from someone you love is never easy but it can make you grow stronger!