After a while, you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and sharing a life. You learn that love does not mean possession and company does not mean security. You learn that loneliness is universal.
After a while, you learn that kisses aren’t contracts and presents aren’t promises. You begin to accept your defeats with your head up and your eyes open - with the grace of a woman and the grief of a child.
After a while, you learn to build your hope on today as the future has a way of falling apart in mid-flight. Tomorrow ‘s ground can be too uncertain for plans, yet each step taken in a new direction, creates a path toward the promise of a brighter dawn.
After a while, you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much. Plant your own garden and nourish your own soul - instead of waiting for someone to bring your flowers.
After a while, you learn that love, true love, always has joys. Sorrows seem ever present yet is never quite the same. After a while, becoming more than love and less than love is so difficult to define.
After a while, you learn that through it all, you really can endure and that you really are strong. You realize that you have great value to learn more and grow even more beautiful.