The person you love is not the same as they were when you first started loving them and they are not the same as they will be when you die. Love must be adaptive. Love must be smart enough and strong enough to survive constant change. Love must not be rigid.

(via Realistic Optimist)

We have been on a journey for almost two and a half years now, JJ and I. We have both changed in some ways and been incredibly consistent in others. We have both learned things about ourselves and about what we want and need from each other and from other people. Saying I love him now encompasses a different world of meanings than it did when  we first said it almost two years ago. We are not un-used to change. That doesn’t mean we can adapt to anything, but it should serve as a reminder that we’ve survived some strong winds in the past.


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