Love without the “Too”


I used to have a theory about exchanging “I love you” between two people. The theory still exists but I don’t share it with too many people just because even I thought it was kind of silly (lol). Last night I finished reading The Vow by Kim and Krickitt Carpenter and was reminded of my silly theory though.

“I love you, Krickett,” I said softly.

“I love you too.”

I couldn’t believe it! My wife had not only spoken, but she had said the words I had most wanted to hear. My Krickitt was back. Just hearing those worlds made me know things would be fine.

The doctors thought Krickitt’s declaration of love to me was just a reflexive response. They claimed she likely didn’t understand what either of us was saying; her brain just knew that “I love you too” was the default response to “I love you.” From a medical standpoint I knew that was true.

Above is an exert from that book which I did enjoy very much. Their story is a great testimony of God’s provisions, true love, faith, and hope. Although the wife’s memory of her husband and their first marriage never returned their love story did turn out to be a good one!

Now back to my post today…I used to believe that true love could be seen in the way someone responded to “I love you”. It was real and natural and heart felt if that “too” was left off. Responding with “I love you too” was more of a mechanic response and less emotional in my opinion, even if it was a silly opinion. For example, “I am going to the store” is a very generic statement with no emotion attached. It would make sense to respond “I want to go to the store too” because that response is reflexive.

Who am I? No professional! And this really is just a silly observation but it is worth some consideration. I myself want to one day find myself in love, without the too!!

Have a fabulous day bloggers … until we connect again!


About Jenn

In the process of discovering me but for now: I'm a mother to a sassy teenage drama queen, full time employee in the health care industry, author in the making, daughter, sister, aunt, friend, and a recovering co-dependant. My thoughts are wild and my mouth very un-filtered. I love life and know each day is a gift so remove that bright red pretty bow and enjoy!!

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