it is amazing what one good man's loving can do to a woman--
- because she is treated right, she can now easily tell when she is treated wrong;
- because she is respected and known and understood and loved truly, she can now easily tell when she is just being played for a fool with sugary but empty words;
- because he loves her in the gentlest and tenderest way ever, she has now found her own strength and power and blossoming;
- because he loves her with a fierceness and intensity that doesn't even balk nor flinch from her frequent goodbyes when the going gets too tough, she is learning to stay now, and hoping to stay... for good.
i am blessed to be that kind of woman now.