‘The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them’
-Thomas Merton

That is one of my favorite things about good relationships, gaining a deeper understanding of the other person and letting the love grow.  🙂

Something else that one of my friends recently said about relationships is, “Hmm… not that there is anything wrong with wanting acceptance. You just have to know that there are people out there who will accept you for who you are, but you have to be true to yourself before you can find them.”  I think that my friend is absolutely right.