Reverb10 - Appreciate

Reverb 10: What’s the one thing you have come to appreciate most in the past year? How do you express gratitude for it?

The one thing I have come to appreciate the most this past year is (and prepare for it ladies) knowing what true, healthy love really feels like.

I have been in a healthy relationship for a year and a half now and I have never felt so full and happy. To know that when I speak to Saint he will support me, validate me and still love me no matter what is such a huge relief. To know that he appreciates how I love him and sees the true me is amazing. To know that he and I both become better people being together is wonderful and fulfilling. To think that I could have this in my life for the next seventy years is remarkable and would be unbelievable had I not lived it.

If something were to ever happen, the love I have come to know and live with, would comfort me because it is possible to be with someone and not fight continuously, not have to work to defend myself, to know responsibility doesn't just lie on the shoulder of one, but both. And the list goes on. Having come from a bad relationship makes the awareness that much more.

I express gratitude for this love by making sure I respect, never take for granted, put him in my thoughts when making decisions, appreciate and apologize, but most importantly to communicate to him without fear how I REALLY feel and think, to ask for what I need, so that without a doubt we are always on the same page regardless.


Megan said...

What a beautiful thing to be grateful for - congratulations!

Natalie said... is a beautiful thing to be grateful for - and it takes some work to make sure you don't take it for granted. I always put so much effort into making sure my husband and kids know how much I love and appreciate can never hear it to often!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

What a great post, We really need to reflect more often and appreciate those around us that do help and sometimes go with a Thank you.

Anonymous said...

What a blessing!

jayayceeblog said...

Sounds like you've got it figured out this go 'round. I think having a not-so-great first relationship makes appreciating subsequent relationships so much better. Good for you!