Love: An open letter to my children
What can I tell you about love? I know that one day it will happen! Someone will come in to your life and whether your god smacked immediately by them or it’s a slow burn, that someone will change you forever. You will feel things go on inside you that you never knew you could feel. Every sight you see, every emotion you feel, every nerve in your body you feel it!
Love is the most exhilarating, scariest, most wonderful, most intense feeling all at once. You feel as though your whole life was lived just to find that one person. When you are in love with someone, that person becomes a part of your hopes and dreams. That person becomes a part of you. When you are in love with someone, you think about that person when he or she isn’t there. The thought of them makes you smile. The love that you have for that person scares you because it’s so powerful. To trust someone with the most sacred and delicate thing that we have to give, our heart, is a scary thing. But it makes you feel so alive to know that there is one person in the world who you feel is worthy of receiving the most precious thing that you have to offer.
When this person comes in to your life I want you to not be scared of love, opening up and letting them in to who you are! Embrace love and give it 100%. You will only ever know true love if you open up completely and expose yourself to what it can bring good or bad. Love is not always great, it can hurt, it can sting, it can make you miserable, but you need to know all the emotions that come with love so you can understand it the best you can.
Know this though from whatever you take from this letter, when you fall in love you will be changed forever. The course you were on before you met them has now changed, the way you see the world has now changed, the way you feel in this world has now changed, you have changed. You will never be the same person you were before you met them! For good or for bad they will always be a part of you and how you get on in the rest of your life is up to you and all I can do is be there for you!