don’t fall for the one who buys you flowers, fall for the one who wants to grow a garden with you
"Think of it like a flower garden. You look through a catalog with a variety of flowers but choose the one flower for it. Courtship is looking in the catalog because you have not yet made a choice. The engagement is when you order the flower you picked out during the courtship. The marriage is when the flower arrives and is planted. You don’t rush to into selecting a flower, so too you shouldn’t rush into a relationship, no matter how good you feel with the person, period. A flower is admired, loved, protected, but it does not reveal its deepest secrets until it blooms. Likewise a young man or woman should not be too attached to the person or reveal their deepest intimacies until it blooms before the altar of God."
from a very wise and dear friend
"Vocation is asking yourself, “How am I best called to love?”"