What does love mean to you?

That can be a very loaded question. I know since having Cali, the word ‘love’ has been redefined for me.

I used to be able to quickly say “I love shopping, “or “I love this part” when reading a book or watching something on tv. I was even quick to say “Okay, I love you too,” without a second thought. Saying the ‘l-word’ isn’t as easy as it used to be before having her and it shouldn’t be.

All of us have differing uses of the word love: what it means, how we say it and who/what are receiving it.

Have you ever experienced true love? It’s amazing isn’t it? It turns your whole world upside down and shakes it up in the most unexpected ways.

I thought I had loved before having my daughter but the love I have her is like…woah! It’s off the charts.

I think of the word differently now.

I think once you’ve experienced that “real love” feeling, all other types can’t come close to comparing.

It may seem as if I’m putting all my eggs in one basket with Cali but I’m not. Before anyone asks… I do love her dad. I’m 100% in love with him. We get along and I hope we get to grow old together as a couple. Not just as Cali’s parents.

He’s a good person. He lets me be me. The good, the bad and the ugly. Trust me, I’m multifaceted and I have A LOT of personality and it doesn’t sway him in the slightest…at least not often. I appreciate that. I need that.

Love comes in all shapes, sizes, and various relationships. I’ve been very blessed that in the past year and half to not only find my only half (Isaiah) but also the person who gives my life so much meaning and makes my heart overflow with emotions (Cali). These are two people that I’d like to never do without.

What does love mean to you? As you’ve grown or moved from one chapter in life to another, how has it shaped or changed you? I’d love to hear from you.

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I'm a 28 year old new mom, pet parent, and millennial. Living my life being a personal assistant to my daughter and dog and enjoying every moment of it.

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