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  1. Alison this totally makes sense to me today. I’m busily trying to forget the intense ‘in love’ I had with George for the last 3 years, especially as I have just met a very very sweet, kind man who I think may be able to give me the wall building, children raising kind of love that George could never give me. Reading this today is very helpful. You too will find the right kind of love again because you so deserve it. x

  2. I was “in” love with a married man once – UGH! I hate to admit that!! It took time (which is wretched anyways when you’re waiting) but I had to reach a place where I said, “Stop waiting for THE man (that perfect idea in my head). He’s not coming.” I had to admit it was time to be ok without a “completed” family. But I wasn’t ok and my heart hurt, not for missing the married man and the marriage we didn’t have, but for a lover/best friend rolled into one. If it exists for some, why can’t it exist for me?! But, still, it’s life and life goes on. So I went on… And when the lonely got so very alone, I prayed. I cried and prayed. I hated that I was so “needy”. I really wanted to be whole without a man. Weak and needy – that’s what I’ve become-sigh. And that was where God met me. Weak, needy , broken. -yikes, sorry for the book! Blessings..Polly

  3. “When love beckons to you follow him,Though his ways are hard and steep.
    And when his wings enfold you yield to him,
    Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.
    And when he speaks to you believe in him,
    Though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste the garden.
    For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you. Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning.
    Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun,
    So shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth.
    Like sheaves of corn he gathers you unto himself.
    He threshes you to make you naked.
    He sifts you to free you from your husks.
    He grinds you to whiteness.
    He kneads you until you are pliant;
    And then he assigns you to his sacred fire, that you may become sacred bread for God’s sacred feast.
    All these things shall love do unto you that you may know the secrets of your heart, and in that knowledge become a fragment of Life’s heart.
    But if in your fear you would seek only love’s peace and love’s pleasure,
    Then it is better for you that you cover your nakedness and pass out of love’s threshing-floor,
    Into the seasonless world where you shall laugh, but not all of your laughter, and weep, but not all of your tears.” excerpt from The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran.
    We love you Alison you have a beautiful heart.

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