You fell in love with the way she WAS when you first met her.
You fell in love with her joy and you fell in love with her spirit.
You fell in love with her laughter and you fell in love with the beautiful sound of her voice.
AND THEN … YOU GAVE HER A BOX TO FIT INTO?
TO SQUASH INTO?
TO WRIGGLE INTO?
Even though she might not fit?
Why give her a set of standards to conform to?
Why steal her joy and rebel against her perfect Spirit?
Why silence her laughter and mute her voice?
But then, one day you wake up and … she is no longer the girl you once fell in love with. You will be the one to ask her, WHERE she went and WHAT happened to her?
Where is the girl you once LOVED?
You will say things like, she just is NEVER happy anymore.
You will blame HER for changing and you will begin your search for someone new; someone whose joy and Spirit will captivate you again.
Whose laughter and voice will absolutely bewitch and mesmerize you once more.
But only … ONLY UNTIL you hand her a box too. Until you have placed her inside it, because you WILL and because, you HAVE once before.
Because … that’s what YOU do.
Let her SHINE in color.
Let her be FREE.
Let her grow into the woman she CAN become, with you at her side.
Let her LOVE you, without fear.
Let her LAUGH from her stomach.
Let her make MISTAKES, and let her make a FOOL of herself.
After all, isn’t THAT what you fell in love with … ONCE?