Love Hurts, But Oh the Joy

“I think love is a huge factor in fiction and in real life. Is there a risk? Always. In fiction and in life.” “Trouble is just like love, after all; it comes in unannounced and takes over before you’ve had a chance to reconsider, or even to think.” Alice Hoffman, an American writer.

Love is a beautiful thing. It’s a gift from our Maker. It’s mysterious and powerful. Despite the risk, many of the risk-averse take on that challenge.

My love for my spouse and family is far, far thicker than blood. It’s filled to overflowing with enormous joy, but, with occasional heartbreak. The love is worth the pain that can envelop me.