“I could not tell you if I loved you the first moment I saw you, or if it was the second or third or fourth. But I remember the first moment I looked at you walking toward me and realized that somehow the rest of the world seemed to vanish when I was with you.”-Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince
Is there love at first sight?
Or is it merely infatuation that either evolves into love or fades when further familiarity reveals itself and the thrill, as B.B. King put it so aptly, is gone?
Love comes in as many shapes and sizes as the people who share it.
I recall asking couples who were seeking counseling how they came to love each other. At what point in their lives did they realize this was the person they wanted to commit to? To live with. To create a family with.
Their stories were moving and dynamic in that each partner was, for the most part, generally surprised at what they heard. It wasn’t all good all the time but the honesty was compelling and it served up plenty of material for the sessions.
Wedding vows are sort of designed for this but the whole performance thing that weddings bring creates the need for the flowery verbiage that precedes the ‘I do’s’.
Instead of maybe...
“You picked me up from my friend's bachelorette party and I tossed my cookies in your car on the way home. You assured me it was ok, got me to bed and even kissed me goodbye. The next morning I woke to two aspirin and a large glass of water on my bed stand.
That’s when I knew you were the one.”
Here are the latest folks signing on to obtain marriage licenses at the Newaygo County Clerk’s Office:
Karly Wiggins, White Cloud & Ryan Driscoll, White Cloud
Melissa Jane Witkoski, White Cloud & Newell Edward Kolbe, White Cloud
Elise Machiele, Ann Arbor, MI & Christian Brown, San Rafael, CA
Brenda Lacy, Newaygo & Brant Kutzli, Newaygo
James Goins, White Cloud & Kristin Dezeery, Grosse Pointe Woods. MI
Jack Clifford, Newaygo & Hannah Morgan, Newaygo
“Love is not a maybe thing, you know when you love someone.”- Lauren Conrad