I heard this quote yesterday in the most random of places (Fred Rogers Lifetime Achievement Award...anyone?), but it resonated with me nonetheless. I posted it on Twitter, but thought I'd re-post it here:
"All of us have special ones who have loved us into being."
Whether a relationship goes bad, or stays good, or grows into something entirely different from what it once was, each time we love or are loved, we change and grow.
Maybe that's why some people find it so hard to get off the "what if" train...they remember what it was like to be loved into being for the first time.
It gives me hope, I guess, and allows me not to look at my past as a ruinous wasteland, but rather as pockets of creation.
We become who we are because of love.
Good lord, this is sappy. I need to get laid.