“The thing about loving someone, about laying your heart wide open and being so immutably vulnerable is that it unbolts the door to free and (paradoxically) unleash your deepest fear, which challenges any resolve to be worthy, to be loved, any determination to be seen and heard and felt. That’s when you face it. You stare fear down and melt it to the ground. And if the one you love is there when your personal smoke clears, you can get through anything. Together.” -Amy Larson, amyjalapeno.com
… And whether or not the one you love is next to you when that personal smoke clears, you are still stronger and more resilient, because you were willing to risk so much.