Can people really fall in love at first sight?
Or, maybe at second… like a week or two or three… after meeting?
Maybe we throw around the word love too easily. I’ve always been taught that love isn’t really a feeling because feelings are fickle.
Love is a choice. We make a choice to love someone through their bad habits, annoyances, faults and for their strengths.
But those feelings…? Those little thrills of excitement when someone causes us to take a second look. Or say the perfect thing at the right moment. Or maybe they say the wrong thing, but you can’t help but like them anyway. Looks might, or might not, have something to do with those first initial feelings. Gifts of flowers or other such things might help, too. But is that really it?
When my husband caught my eye, he was covered head to foot in dirt from working construction. But the way he wore his cap backward was endearing. And his constant smile and laughter… well, that’s what hooked me. That grin and how he was always laughing, even when his workmates were grumbling and frustrated.
Maybe it’s those silly little things about another person that hooks us in and keeps our interest up until we get over the initial feeling and realize that we could live this person if given the chance.
Romance stories seem to rush this process. As I write my stories, I find myself in a word count/time frame bind that seems to push things along much quicker than I’d normally think was realistic. But who really wants to read about the long, slow process some people go through when falling in love? And I honestly don’t recall it being a long, slow process for us. We seemed to fit together rather well, even though we were opposites.
What do you think? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this matter. Do you feel that love, at first sight, is possible? Or complete bunk?
Do you believe feelings can develop quickly? Or that, when you meet “the one” deep down you know it? You just know it.
I’m interested in what you think about this. I guess what had me thinking along these lines is that I just released my second Lavender Vale Farm series, Love’s Harmony. Remember the little Texas town of Sweet Grove? Well, there’s a new batch of stories releasing this week and Love’s Harmony- Book Two is one of them.
Here’s what this next installment is about:
Melanie Brown’s life was sinking into a miry pit. She hated her job, had an apartment she couldn’t afford, and her pride was tumbling. After being dismissed from her teaching job, as a music instructor, Melanie’s mother, Lilly Brown showed up with her flying eagle RV, ready to take her to a ‘safe place’ on her sister Faye’s lavender farm. There, in the quiet town of Sweet Grove, she could recoup her losses. Melanie had thought her life couldn’t get any worse. She was wrong.
Wild Billy Higgins loved taking risks. He’d rode bucking broncos and ran into burning buildings, but none of that prepared him for the bristly, sharp-tongued woman that had come to stay at his best friend’s farm. He could have believed that Faye’s beautiful sister was an angel sent from heaven if her horns weren’t tilting her halo.
He’d never backed away from a challenge, then again, he’d never been up against the likes of Melanie Brown before. They say opposites attract. Billy just wasn’t sure if they could ever get along and live in harmony.
Love’s Harmony is now available on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited.
If you’d like to find out more about the First Street Church world and my three book series, check out the First Street Church page on my website. You’ll be able to read the first chapter and find out more.
For those of you who leave a comment, I’ll pick one to win a copy of the first book in this series, Love’s Mercy.
Have a wonderful week.