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I've changed my mind about love.

I find it odd when people classify their love, and measure it - by its depth, or by stretching their arms out wide, "I love you THIS much." I've done it myself, but what a funny thing.

Alternately, to be told I'll never know love because I'll never have a child would be like me telling a single person they'll never know love until they get married. It's rude, and inconclusive. Life experiences - chosen or surprised by - does not mean your capacity for love is greater than another person's.

I've changed my mind about love.

I used to think unconditional love was impossible for human beings. Now, I believe it possible - just because I want to. Call me a dreamer, a romantic, I don't care. Even if {blank}, I would love my husband, my family, my friends. I don't think it's easy, it requires work and commitment, sweat and determination. It requires honesty.

Love is me being myself. I love when I disagree. I love when I'm upset. I love when some would say love isn't deserved. I love when I'm not loved back. And I've learned it's more important to love someone the way they need to be loved, not the way I need to be loved.

My husband and I define love as wanting the greatest good for someone else, no matter what. I recently heard an acronym that spoke similarly to my heart: Letting Others Voluntarily Evolve 

Voluntarily. Without condition. It's their choice to evolve, not our choice to make for them. It's our choice to love. There should be no, "How much do you love me?" or "For how long will you love me?" 

Love is letting someone choose for themselves.

I've changed my mind about the bible.

I've changed my mind about my identity.