Back to the Future has been on cable a lot these past few weeks. I feel like every time I turn on the TV, a very young Michael J. Fox is staring back at me. Next thing I know, "The Power of Love" by Huey Lewis and the News is stuck in my head all day.
So what about the "Power of Love"? What do those words mean? Is it more than just a catchy tune from the 80's?
I remember when Gary and I were still a new couple and everything we did was so adorable (to me!). I remember wanting something and saying to him, "Be your best friend!" as a way to entice him to give it to me. He replied with "You already are". I melted...and then I felt like an ass! This man LOVES me! He really loves me! Talk about the power of love!
After work this evening, I got my hair done. I love the few hour ritual of the color being applied, the scalp massage/shampoo, the cut and then the style. But the best part is my stylist. She has become a true friend over the years and were were laughing so hard today that at one point she had to put the scissors down and just let it out.
Somehow we got on the topic of that feeling you get when you are in a new relationship. The butterflies in your belly, the desire to be around one another ALL THE TIME, the lust and the excitement of something new. The physical connection that makes you feel like your very own Fifty Shades...long before that book was published! And while all of that is fantastic, what's even better is what comes next, if you are lucky. The hug at the end of an exhausting day. A wink from across a crowded room. The way you hold hands when you walk into an uncomfortable situation. The strength you give each other when tragedy turns your world upside down. That's the power of love.
We took this picture last week when we went away for few days. Some might see a simple sun glare. I see parents and a child. I see the child looking over her parents.
I see the "Power of Love".