I’ve been a bit of a grump lately.
I’m sure it’s partly hormonal (I’m pregnant after all), but it’s also the reality that my life with this second impending birth isn’t the same as it was with my first.
Which is great. I wouldn’t change anything about my life—anything—and I sincerely mean that, but romance and love as a parent is notoriously different than it is for childless couples.
Like many women, I miss the touch of my husband whenever I want it, not whenever it’s possible.
I miss those early mornings when we stayed in bed until noon—and then ate and climbed back in.
Sure, sometimes I wish that I had more time by myself, but I always did (I’ve always needed a large space of alone time within the structure of my days, for as social as I am).
And then I heard this song.
It’s one of my favorites, and it describes perfectly how love can be so easily affected by work, by outsiders, by life.
It inspired me to create this list of love songs, not just for my husband, but for anyone who finds themselves arguing with the one they love when all they want to do is kiss passionately; for the lovers who disagree about money; for long-term relationships who know that their love really can and will go the distance, but who still get frustrated with circumstance.
So, baby, I love you—and don’t forget it. (Even when I’m a pregnant grump.)
Photo credits: Author’s own; fruity monkey/Flickr.