We’ve all heard the phrase ‘star-crossed lovers’ before. Most of us probably first heard it during our high school English class when we were studying Romeo and Juliet. But, star-crossed lovers have always existed and you may have even had a crush of been in relationship in which you’ve felt a love so powerful but unfortunately external factors like distance you from one another, work or time constraints have gotten in the way from you pursuing that love or that relationship to its fullest. It’s like being forced to break your own heart over and over again because of whatever married is in your way.
I had a dream of a loving husband and family. A dream that I hoped one day would come true. When I met my daughters dad, I fell in love. I fell for a man who would never love me in return. A man who cheated and lied. When I got pregnant, he fled. That man broke me and I can no longer believe that the man of my dreams exist. I watch all these romance movies and think, why can’t I have a man like that. Lately, I have been watching Fifty shades on repeat because the love that Ana and Christian have for each other, I long for that kind of love. Christian Grey loves Ana endlessly and is an example of the perfect man, not because he is rich but because he does everything he can to love Ana and respect her. He surprises her, he does things for her.
Earlier this week, I watched an episode of “ For my man” on TVOne. A 68 year old woman had been cheating on her 74 year old husband with a 47 year old man. She convinced her liver to kill her spouse and now both are in jail. The couple in question had lived together for 20 years before getting married. They were husband and wife 30 years before the husband was murdered. That’s a total of 50 years. Couples I knew who were married that long seemed so endearing towards one another so I could not digest what this woman did. The narrator of the television show said the wife grew bored with her husband. The son said his dad worked hard and provided a good life but his mother wanted more.
The love of my life had been like a passerby throughout the many courses of my life. Our love story began in a little city called Florence. I was a city girl uncertain of the ways of a southern gentleman. Unaware that they chose their mates early and intended to keep them a lifetime.
Reflecting upon the males who have passed through my life, I feel a sense of gratitude and appreciation.
As a thirteen year old girl, social media was something new in Hazel's life, and she was not completely sure how it would turn out. One day Hazel was scrolling through Instagram, liking every picture on her feed when out of nowhere she got a private message from a random guy she had never met before, Foster. After a long self debate, she finally decided to respond back and it was the best decision that she had ever made. That was the day that Hazel had met not only her best friend, but her soulmate.
The other day, I looked online and had seen a book that someone had written that wanted to reveal ‘what dead people’ wanted to tell us. It caught my curiosity, so I decided to click on the preview of the book to review a little bit of the content. I will be honest with you. I wasn’t completely impressed by what was written so I wanted to share with you what I know based on my own personal experiences and in my perspective. So, in my perspective.
I’ve written you a letter of promise to love you, to be faithful and to make a lifetime full of amazing memories.
I wanted to share some random thoughts with you, you should read.
To be, or not to be? This is the question I've always asked myself, even before I discovered Shakespeare and his Hamlet. I've asked it so many times that I even put a price tag on it...a billion dollars sounds about the right cost. I've asked it so many times even my husband would say it to me jokingly to cheer me on whenever I get ready to go to an audition or I'm just memorizing my lines. Speaking of my husband...
I take you as my best friend, my faithful partner, my better looking version of me, and my one true love. I promise to encourage and inspire you, Cherish and appreciate you, to love you in good times and bad. I will forever be there to laugh with you and at you, to lift you up when you're down and to love you unconditionally through all our adventures together. You are the moon to my stars, the clouds to my sky, the twinkle in my eye, and my calm as my patience wears thin. I have never felt so amazing than the way I do when I’m with you.