Between what is said and not meant, and what is meant and not said, most of love is lost.
~ Khalil Gibran
This story is not about loving someone despite who they are. This story is about loving someone because of who they are. It is about looking at who the person is and choosing to love them. It is about knowing who someone is, forgiving them their faults, and making the decision to love them anyway.
That’s the difference from this story and any other. This is not a love story. It’s the story of two people who decided to love one another. That may not seem like a huge distinction. It may seem like a justification. Maybe it is. But these two people who are horribly flawed, are also big hearted and are better together than they are apart. They make each other better, in uncomfortable ways. They push each other. They challenge and excite each other. They respect each other.
We should all be so lucky to find that person. We should all be able to hold on to them for dear life when we do.
~Leslie M. Scott-Jones