Found another meaning to add to my overflowing definition of LOVE: Acceptance.
When the butterflies stop fluttering in your stomach and their physique is not as toned and chiseled like you remember, there comes the acceptance. You have decided to invest your efforts into this person because they offer you something that money can’t buy. This person has been exposed to the not so flattering parts of you and has decided to stay. You have uncovered the ugly and still find your partner to be the most beautiful. It takes time to get this level of LOVE.
Acceptance is the agreement that you have made to work at your relationship no matter what comes your way. There’s no time out, walking away or giving up. This kind of LOVE is one branded on commitment, resiliency and tenacity. To accept me is to LOVE me.❤️