Thursday, September 25, 2008

thought for the day

"so many believe that it is love that grows, but it is the knowing that grows and love simply expands to contain it. love is just the skin of knowing."

this is why i love The Girls more as they grow & i get to see more of who they are as individuals. this is why marriage can get richer every year as we learn to know the deepest inner parts of our spouse. this is why long friendships are so sweet, and why, for many of us, sometimes we just want to go home, back to where we are known.

the trouble is, being known or allowing ourselves to become known, is a scary thing. it involves walking around a little bit naked - in the heart department! :) but there is nothing better than the security of being loved by someone who really knows you... lumps and all... and still wants to be around you. i would dare to say it's completely worth the risk...

6 comments:

Sarah said...

:) this is lovely. so much so that I am going to refrain from cracks about walking around naked.

Liam (and his mom) said...

Great post, Rae. You're a wise woman :o)

Marilyn said...

me! I do! I want to hang around you! I love the REAL you - the messy, passionate, suffering, laughing, dismal, coping,not coping, giving, thinking, laughing, looking fabulous,looking terrible, cursing the ground someone is walking on, blessing, loving your girls and Curtis, loving your brothers and their peeps, you. JUST YOU. Exactly as you are.

rachel said...

very accurate description, marilyn. i think that maybe, just maybe, you do know the real me! :)

Marilyn said...

go figure

Curtis Mulder said...

Seems like there's a lot of ... impropriety ... in recent posts. Wet T-shirts ... walking around naked. I'm a lucky man :-)