If you have a radio set on modern pop music, you've probably recently heard the song "Love Story" by Taylor Swift. One lyric in particular pops out at me:
Romeo save me, they're trying to tell me how to feel
This love is difficult but it's real,
Don't be afraid we'll make it out of this mess,
It's a love story baby just say yes.
There's something that resonates deeply in me with those who tried to say how my husband and I should feel before we got married, how everything was difficult. But we kept going because that love was not some fanciful vision, but it was real.
So very real.