>Guest Blogger: The Courage of Love

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Happy Saturday!! From now on, my guest posts will be on Saturday instead of Monday. Today’s guest blogger is Buffi from Wonderfully Dysfunctional. Be sure to visit her blog and leave her lots of love today. Have a great weekend!!
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Eleanor Roosevelt said, ”It takes courage to love…”

Sorry Eleanor, but I disagree.  I think it’s easy to love.

There was a time in my life when I loved him and he loved another.  Lying alone on the cold tile of our bathroom floor I wished I didn’t love.  I wondered what was wrong with me.  I wished I was her and I prayed for courage.

Many years later I can see clearly now: It’s easy to love.  It takes courage to stop loving.

As a young mom I held my babies close.  I memorized every freckle on their little noses.  I knew the origin of each bruise and scrape.  It’s 10 o’clock and I’m picking up my teens from the movie theatre.  Cell phones and bras replace the pacifiers and diapers.  I bite a nail for each minute I wait to see them safely enter my car.  Tonight, when they’re fast asleep, I’ll hold them tight again.

Everyday my children teach me: It’s easy to love.  It takes courage to let go.

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I kept a journal of poems all through my life. Every now and then I would read a few to someone special, someone safe.  Blogging has opened me up to an audience of passionate, intelligent, funny and sometimes crazy women.  I read your blogs and I’m in love.  I envy the freedom you have with your words.  How can I be that funny or poetic?  I hit the “publish” button and cringe.  I read my post a dozen times and it never sounds good enough. 

Blogging forces me to remember: It’s easy to love.  It takes courage to let others love you. 

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Thanks Buffi!!
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11 thoughts on “>Guest Blogger: The Courage of Love

  1. >This is awesome! I couldn't agree more that letting go is the hardest. This post is way more than good enough! Great guest post!*Thanks for the fabulous comments on mine and Shell's blog yesterday! I grabbed your button too!

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