A love worth waiting for.

Over the next few months my Love Stories are going to focus on couples who have found love a little later in life.  Love a second time around is no less passionate, romantic or exciting but it is different.

As we mature we become more self assured, we know what our goals are and where we want to focus our lives.  We are more relaxed and are better able to see the world as a whole.  Life experiences have shaped who we are.  In some respects it’s what makes us more interesting.

As we get older our friendship circle becomes more discreet.  Other peoples points of view can be acknowledged and may or may not be appreciated.  We tend filter out those with whom we don’t resonate.  It’s not rude, it’s perfectly acceptable to be courteous without having to live our lives with those who don’t bring us joy.

There may be other considerations when embarking on a new relationship later in life.  Family and friends, the people in our lives who are important to us and who are an integral part of our life.  Those we choose to spend our time with are precious to us.  To have their blessing may be pivotal to a successful relationship.

However, love in later life, can be akin to the start of a new adventure.  To be able to acknowledge and show appreciation of your past.  Yet to delight in the challenge of the unchartered path ahead.  It’s a heady mix and certainly one worth exploring.  After all, as the saying goes: ‘Life is not the amount of breaths you take. It’s the moments that take your breath away.’

You may ask, how do I know?  What qualifies me to write this? As many of you know I have been very happily married for the last 35 years.

Well, I am very lucky to have friends who have found love a second time around.  When they look at each other, the shine in their eyes says it all.  They have each found that very special person who makes their heart smile.