Move over ‘young love’. A mom recently spoke out about true love in your forties and it wins by a mile!
Her heartwarming post begins with a picture of her husband Todd walking towards her in the supermarket. Todd is smiling at her in the picture, which is surprising considering the reason he was there…
Amy had filled up a trolley of grocery shopping and got to the tills at ALDI when she realised that she didn’t have her wallet. Todd left work to come to her rescue with a credit card and his only words of admonishment were “You’re not supposed to be grocery shopping, I said I’d go this week.” What a top class husband, right?!
Amy then went on to describe her knight in shining armour and all the ways that he shows his love for her every day.
Love looks like someone washing the dishes while his wife catches up on This is Us while plopped on the couch not helping at all. Love looks like a super patient dad doing the 5 year old’s homework with him every morning so I can get to work on time. Love looks like running to the store before bed after your wife has forgotten to buy milk because you know the morning will be easier if we can serve up some cereal.
And Amy has words of wisdom for young lovers as she preaches about the promising signs that their love showed when they began dating in college. The signs of a great man who would remain a great man throughout life as they grew older and had changing priorities.
In college this love looked like boyfriend Todd running to the store for a danish I was craving or watching me and my friends on the dance floor long after he wanted to leave the bar or him being known across campus by the flower backpack he was carrying which of course was mine.
The post is truly touching and a real eye opener to young people in love and what they can look forward to in the future with their partners.
So forget about big shows of romance, hyped up for the cameras to be posted on Instagram to get lots of ‘likes’. Real love is shown in the smallest of ways in day to day life. I think we all would rather have someone who saves us from embarrassment in the supermarket over flowers and chocolates any day.
If you loved Amy’s message as much as us then please leave your thoughts in the comments below. 🐝