Friday, January 2, 2009

The Year of Love - 2009

This year I will be living with love in my life as though never before; loving myself, loving my wonderful fiance D and loving other people in my life; loving my home, my surroundings and my everyday activities. I look to experience love in it's many forms to it's deepest level and to experience life from a state of love, rather than the state of fear I have often found myself coming from, in the past.

Love is a very magical thing. As a child, I experienced the love of my parents; the strong protective love of my Mother and the adoring gentle love of my Father. As a new teenager, the parental love was that of discipline versus rebellion and how far could I push the boundaries. As a teenager I began to explore love of the opposite sex and I thought that was the most amazing thing I could possibly experience. Moving into my twenties and my first "real" relationships, I experienced love as safe, binding, fun, joyous and hopeful followed by my fair share of heartbreak, desperation, disappointment, regret, powerlessness and unfullfillment. In my 27th year, I met my husband-to-be and knew almost instantly that I would be with him for the rest of my life. Following some ups and downs in the getting-to-know-you phase (coupled with some 450km separating us to begin with) we found our place with each other and then I was able to experience love of a different kind.

The love I share with D is whole, complete, all-encompassing and yet it allows me to feel completely independent, whole within myself and equal. I believe that this love is what I thought I'd been searching for all of my life, the stuff of fairy tales.... but wait... this love is so much bigger, stronger, more fulfilling and satisfying than any I could have imagined. This love makes me more of who I am at the same time as allowing D to be more of who he is. This love reminds me that life is worth living to it's fullest potential.


  1. Hi Alison, I am a friend of Sharon and found your blog via hers. I hope you don't mind my commenting on how beautifully your words have touched me. I don't have a special someone in my life, outside my beautiful daughter, but made a promise to myself to live 2009 differently than I have all others. Your thoughful, loving, expressions sum it up nicely. Thank you for sharing your heart with the rest of us. You are truly moving and inspirational... Happiest of new years.

  2. Hi Al, What a beautiful & brilliant idea! I agree with all my heart that this is a year that will resonate a profoundly deep LOVE throughout our lives. I feel blessed that we can share our journeys together. I am sending both you and Daryl an enormous HUG!
    X J
    We can start by calling it the Summer of LOVE! X H