Well here it is:
Romance- 1. Love story, love affair resembling this. 2. Imaginative story or literature.
3. Romantic situation event or atmosphere. 4. Picturesque exaggeration.
These days I think people have a slightly simpler definition for romance, and I think that Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast sums it up pretty well when he said,
"Oh there are the usual things, flowers, chocolates, promises you don't intend to keep..."
That is what tends to come to my mind when I hear the word romance.
And if that is what it really is, well, romance is definately overated.
But just for fun (and because its nearly valentines day) lets look at it a little differently.
I'll give you a few examples of some real romantic situations:
-My husband "taking care" of a spider that I find in our house
-My husband getting the DVD's of the entire X-men, the cartoon series, for me because he knew I wanted them
-My husband leting me stay at Disney's Magic Kingdom with our oldest son while he took the little ones back to our hotel, just because he knew how much fun I would have with Bear.
-My husband warming up my side of the bed for me before I get into bed
-My husband taking me to Las Vegas for a weekend, without our boys, because he knew I was getting overwhelmed with cabin fever.
-My husband having roses sent to me just to surprise me. (And they weren't last minute $5 flowers from wal-mart on his way home from work) He took the time to order them, write a note and then have the roses delivered to me while I was home with our baby.
-The fact that my husband always wears his wedding ring, even when he is doing hard work like gardening or construction work.
-How good he has taken care of me when I was pregnant.
This list could go on and on.
These are little things that let me know that my husband loves me. There is no room for me to doubt it when he tells me and shows me his love all of the time.
That is what I think romance is.
Letting those we love KNOW without a doubt that we love them.
(Me and my Phil, madly in love :)
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