I think it is annoying and cliché to hear someone talk about the love of their life. As you can guess, this happened recently. I actually read a comment (on Facebook, where else?) about someone's love of their life. I rolled my eyes and then started to contemplate why that label bothers me so much, especially since I could so easily just roll with it since I have the most amazing husband.
What I came up with (while running of course) is that first it is totally overused. I bet you could interrupt a gaggle of high school girls and at least one of them would claim to have met the love of her life. Second, I don't think you can really know the love of your life until your life is coming to an end. Ask almost anyone that has been divorced or has ended a long relationship, and I'll bet they called their former significant other the love of their life at one time or another. Third, I think you can have more than one love of your life, which kind of takes away from the whole concept.
I am a perfect example of multiple loves. I would say my husband and my girls are the loves of my life. I obviously love them in different ways, but I also can't imagine my life being complete without any one of them.
If I want to take the idea to a whole other level to further prove how much of a truism it is, I could call running a love of my life because I love it and I plan to do it the rest of my life. Or reading because I have always loved doing it, it makes me happy, and I plan to do it for the rest of my life too.
Well, we might as well take this all the way. Who and/or what are the loves of your life?
RUN: My running miles have been low this week, however I am getting to know my bike pretty well. My legs haven't been happy to hit the treadmill, so I have been taking advantage of the opportunity to cross train by riding the bike (and loving the chance it gives me to spend some time with one of my loves...reading).
I think we can love multiple people too. I LOVE my bf. I want to marry him someday and have kids and live happily ever after. But there were a few people in my past that I also loved very much--just in a different way.ReplyDelete
I think I know who is the love of my life, but I haven't verbalize it yet because who knows where life is going to take me.ReplyDelete
Nice thoughts to share!ReplyDelete
I agree...we can have many loves. My old college boyfriend, my husband, my child, my dog...I feel this way about soul mates. It's hog wash. But maybe that just means I missed out on the soul mate boat. Who knows? i love my hubby and that is all that matters, right?ReplyDelete
Your girls are adorable, you're very blessed! I agree we can have more than one love of our lives, how cool is that??!!ReplyDelete
Those are great pictures!ReplyDelete
I've sure had a few loves in my life, but Dad Wonder is the only one who gets me.
I love that picture on the railroad tracks. I'm impressed that there are tears despite both a binky and a lollipop.ReplyDelete
And it took me until the very end to realize that you are biking indoors (I hope).
Love the pics!!! My loves right now are my bike, and having the kids home for summer.....ReplyDelete
probably a little like calling someone my best friend, I just don't like the label exactly...but Hubby and Running are really my major loves...oh and peanut butterReplyDelete