Words to live by.

I believe that love never fails, and the only real thing in life is love. Love is acceptance, selflessly forgiving, and embracing the bigger picture. It shows you the importance of building memories and cherishing every moment with your loved ones instead of focusing on material possessions. Love means saving the last craft beer for your partner because you know it’s their favorite. Or the last peanut butter cup for your kiddo, no matter how badly you want to hide with it in the nearest closet and keep it for yourself. Love is punk rock. It calls on you to make sacrifices you never thought would cross your path. Experiencing raw emotion, living and loving tenderly yet fiercely, and letting your guard down is a gift. True love is striving to be the best version of yourself for the ones you love, while becoming better together than you ever were apart. It means not being able to imagine enduring the rollercoaster of life with anyone but the partner you have chosen to spend the rest of your days with, and working through heartache to come out stronger together on the other side. Soulmates come in all shapes, sizes, races, and genders, but no matter what, love is love. It is breathing in the good times right along with the hard ones, and making the best of every single day.

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“Love isn’t a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now.”

-Mister Rogers