Tuesday, March 13, 2012

part three: relationship series: loving through

this week's relationship series topic is loving through. be sure to check out what gina and morgan have to say, and please link up below!

i met robert on the heels of summer. it was hot and i wore denim shorts on our first date at the putt-putt course. that autumn, we slow danced under a big oak tree on the old schoolhouse square while the big band played and i told him what each charm on my bracelet meant.

we've shared eight summers since then. nine winters. one semester in college, we shared a spring of discontent. when a poster of jessica alba on a dorm room wall was enough to undo me.

we're young. we stay up late and sleep in on the weekends. we wrestle on the carpet with our dog and eat supper on the porch swing when it's nice out. it's fair weather. a breeze outside an old open window. a sunny morning melting into a bright afternoon

but there will be other winters.

there will be nights when our kids are late coming home and we stay up worried together. when i lie against him in the flannel sheets and cry so hard it's silent when loved ones grow old. when pets start walking slower and daughters start driving.

there will be other winters.

so we store up the summers, and even the springs. and on nights when it's dark and we're faced with the fact that life is happening at a rate much too fast for our little hearts to bear, we slowly release the heat. the light and the warmth. and we continue, fueled by our stored sun.


Tiffany said...

Beautiful, Courtney!


Elisabeth said...

this is so beautiful! yes, it is so good to have stored sun for those dark winters :)

Caroline said...

So beautiful :)

ginanorma said...

we continue to be fueled by are stored sun, girl how do you do it!?

i like this b/c you are saying that you are young, so you haven't quite had those winters, well a jessica alba poster, that makes any woman's heart sink of oh i don't know jealousy)!??
but you know they inevitably will arrive, more and more, and ya know what? maybe not? everyone's life looks so different, God may use other things besides dark marriage times to grow you and strengthen you...but i like that you are prepared....XO

Thisisme. said...

Your writing continues to amaze me, with its sheer beauty. This is absolutely lovely Courtney.

ruthy ann said...

omg courtney, you're writing is so beautiful...it paints such vivid pictures and easily brings a smile to my face or brings me to tears. kudos.

Amber said...

do you ever write anything that is less than perfection?? The answer is no.

Kira said...

I love this post. Seriously, I love all of your posts. I wish I could write the way you do.

chambanachik said...

So pretty.

Emily said...

beautiful. and amazing picture.

Mackenzie said...

i just can't believe your talent. it's just fantastic. your words make my heart so happy. and that jessica alba line? perfect.

Cara-Mia said...

Ah beautiful. And beautiful photo.

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