Lauren at Walking By Faith featured this "kissing tree" yesterday and I just fell in love with it. You can find it here and they personalize it for you. For some of you it may seem frivolous, for others not at all, but this little tree rekindled something in me that I am always passionate about keeping alive...
Don't you remember those lazy days in love when you would doodle your name (with his last name) all over everything you owned, daydreaming for hours about being his missus? You couldn't find a single thing wrong with your knight in shining armor, he was your hero. And if you did find a chink in his armor, you certainly didn't dwell on it! No, you were much too busy being blissfully in love to worry over such trivial things. You would much rather stroll hand in his hand, butterflies dancing in your stomach, stealing shy glances at the man you pledged your wholehearted devotion to.
Do you remember that man that swept you off your feet? The man you fell in love with? Or do you think he's changed? Maybe it's you that has changed. Maybe it's both. But let me whisper this small truth: that man and that woman are still alive. Yes, they may have changed, but not so much that they do not still exist--somewhere deep inside.
Could it be that your knight seemed so valiant because he saw himself through your adoring eyes and was made braver for it?
Could it be that your knight seemed so caring because you abounded in forgiveness towards him?
Yes. It could be. And a knight becomes a hero when he knows he has won the heart of his lady. It is never too late. There is a battle that rages for your marriage. Your love will be tested, it will be tried, but happy is the couple that fights to keep their love alive!
I want to be that blushing bride who meets her man under the kissing tree today and everyday...
How about you?