This morning after having some “me” time (the time to visualize and be thankful), I did my social media/email check. Instagram, Twitter, Yahoo…then Facebook coming up last. I was scrolling down my TL and I seen someone repost a picture of a very inspirational couple, Steve and Marjorie Harvey. The caption to the photo said:
“Marriage is not about who you can see your life with, it’s about who you can’t see your life without.”
The moment I read that I was reminded of an episode of Family Matters when Laura had to choose between Steve Urkel and Stephan Urkelle. We all know who she chose, Steve Urkel.
Back then, I couldn’t understand why Laura chose Steve. It was just confusing. Stephan had it all! He was handsome, financially stable, well dressed, well-mannered, and loved by the family. Who doesn’t want that?
It was until I re-watched some episodes leading up to the finale, to finally get it. Steve desides to step aside to make her choice easier, but Laura wouldn’t let him leave. Laura says, “…because I couldn’t imagine my life without you.”
BAM! It hits me. What would Laura’s life be like if Steve never existed? NOTHING!
Watch below; at 1:29 she says it.
Man, can we have it wrong sometimes or what? I’m just thankful that I understood how to truly recognize LOVE when I see it, early on.
Life long love, is not necessarily what fits by look, style, or ambition. It’s determined upon the one person who has shaped your life in a way, that without that person, YOU (who you are today) would not exist. Could you erase that person from your life and you still be happy?
I find HISTORY to be an extremely romantic. How valuable and sacred is it to say, we we’re once, this…and we became, that. 🙂