What is love exactly? Is it just being with the person you care about the most or is
it really something complicated and intricate? You would be amazed with how much this
four letter could mean and how much it could affect your life. I believe love is an
affection, an attraction, someone you cannot live without, a value for the person. If you
don't start off with something like this, then what will you end up with? But then again
love isn't just about the zeal you have for someone but about how to make it work and
keep that spark alive, and about learning to love yourself before you can love others.
One kind of view of love is the value for a person and the understanding of
valuing that person. Understanding love to be primarily a matter of acknowledging and
responding in an extraordinary way to the value of the beloved.
I have seen my dad value
my mom and vice versa in ways which I believe to be phenomenal. Through this I have
really understand that love is value. My parents have been married for twenty five
years, and have been through many tests. One test was when my father first moved to
America from the Philippines, my mom waited six years for him to set a stable life style
in the United States. In addition, another test that they are undergoing is that my father
works in New York, while my mom lives in North Carolina. This allows them only to see
each other a couple times a month but their love for each is still there. This
value that they hold between them through difficult times like these make their love
stronger with each day and each challenge.
Another classification of love...