Sometimes when we fall in love, especially in the beginning of a relationship, we are so blinded by our insecurities and society’s notions of how a relationship is meant to be, we ignore how we truly feel. Everywhere you look, you will find articles, books and TV-shows that list signs of what true love is meant to be like. Our friends give us advice and say, “he’s not good enough for you,” or “she doesn’t love you if she does this.” But although the advice is well-meant, we are all different. Not all relationships start off perfect. But if you listen to your gut feeling and manage to overlook your doubts, great love can sprout from the tiniest seed of affection.
The Virgin of Galilee: Prequel to The Transmigrant: How Yeshua’s Parents Met
Yosef caressed a strand of Mariam’s hair from her face. He could tell his ever-resilient wife was crying. If only she knew: he loved her even more like this: soft and vulnerable. It made him feel manly and strong. And needed. He thought of Yeshua and a warm sphere of love filled his chest: he had fallen in love with his son the first moment he laid eyes on the child. And still… Yosef shuddered when he thought of how close he had once been to letting them go, both of them. He sighed and turned Mariam’s face toward his, kissed her swollen eyelids, her cheek, her supple lips. Oh, what a fool he had been back then.