Love at First 👀.....
Is there such a thing as Love at first sight?👀 🤔... I guess anything is possible; after all, we ought to love our neighbor as ourselves. Notwithstanding, I think love, especially as it pertains to romantic relationships, is often misconstrued in our society. Look, I am no Love doctor 😷, or Love Guru 👳, so "I ain't got all the answers... Sway". I am a student of love, learning from the author of life.
I am a Father of Four beautiful girls (not biased in my judgement at all.... 👨🏾⚖️🕵🏾♂️), which should be all the background check needed to issue me a Gun license... 💭"I'll take that bazooka over there; a couple of those riffles... 4 machine guns, 3 shotguns, and don't forget to throw in a few hand guns🔫🔫🔫... Oh, let me have that Pretty pistol... I think my wife would like that...😎💪💣" After that, I will be home waiting for the first punk to show up at my door, asking for one of my daughters, talking about "Love💞 at first sight... '" 😂😂😂. "You better go take 365 x 3 sights from afar, before you come back here!"😂😂😂
Seriously though, what is Love at first sight? I mean, I understand Lust at first sight. "Wow, she is Hot!!!" 🔥🔥🔥But is that Love? I mean, you just saw! Don't you need to get to know her? Or maybe you already know it's gonna work out because you like you coffee hot! Look, I don't want to be the party pooper 💩 here. Maybe it is possible? I mean, look at the Good Samaritan.... He saw a stranger half dead by the wayside, stopped to tend to the needs, gave all he had to restore him back and was will to do more.... For a stranger in need. But then again, he wasn't seeking a romantic relationship (nor was he seeking any other thing from the man who probably couldn't pay him back anyway). So how does it work when it comes to romantic feelings?
So, hypothetically speaking, let's say my son (at 17 years old) bursts into my presence with excitement and proclaims, "Dad, I found my wife!" 👰🏽"Wow, what's her name?" I ask in curious excitement. "Her name?...uhhhh", he responds, looking lost without GPS 😧😵😕. "wait a minute... You don't know her name?" I inquire persistently. "Well, dad, I just saw her... I didn't get to speak to her yet" 🤦🏽♂️😬he confesses and then adds, with regained excitement, "but dad, she's an angel 😇". "Well, she better not be one of them follow angels...😂" I would totally say something like that. "Dad, I think I'm in Love!" 💖💞💝💕💓❤️. "Wow.... Wow..... Wow....." I wowed. "That's exactly what I said when I first saw her". "Son, I think my 'wow' carry a different sentiment... Anyway, you are in love... is that?". "Yes Dad, I know what I feel... Don't you believe me?". "Well... Just before you go sell all your toys and jump the broom...". "What broom?" He would totally ask that... 😂😂. "...Son, here are some questions you need to ask yourself to know whether what you are feeling is Love or Lust".
Are you will to lay down your life for her?
Are willing to resist every other glorious and angelic first sights? 👀💃🏽🔥🎆 And hear me son, there are a lot of beauty females on this Earth 🌍. 🇬🇭🇳🇬🇺🇲🇭🇹🇮🇴🇪🇹 etc.
Are you willing to be there for her if (God forbid) she looses her beauty to illness or accident?
"...wow dad, that's kinda heavy". "I know son". "Ain't I too young for all that?" "I don't know, but that's what true love looks like. Love goes beyond momentary emotions and feelings... It's a commitment. It requires sacrifice and it gives, unlike Lust that takes and takes, solely for self-gratification. It is not always easy but it is the path to true and lasting JOY... Though it might not seem so in moments of lustful Temptations."
"Wow... Wow... Wow... Dad" he soberly replies. "That's the same thing I said during premarital counseling with your mother... But you know what son?". "What dad?". "You would totally be willing to do all that for a true friend". The Lights go on 💡 and he gets a revelation, "maybe, I should get to know her first.." "I can't argue with that son". He soberly exits the bathroom, and allows me to continue..... shaving 😂😂😂.
Back from the hypothetical; maybe I don't need guns 🔫🔫🔫 to protect my daughters from lustful primates. Perhaps all I need, is to teach them what true love looks like by the way I love their mother. So help me God!