Against my best intentions, I'm falling madly in love with "Harlene" just looking at her picture. I've tried my hardest not to get attached because I don't ever want to experience the pain of loss we experienced with Laina. But it's a slippery slope and I'm sliding fast, falling for this tiny little cherub! I don't even want to publish this post because if something didn't work out with "Harlene" then you'd all know that I'm already attached and I would look foolish. But, I think I'd be a bigger fool if I didn't realize that all the best things in life happen when you put your full heart into it, knowing all along that the end result could NOT be in your favor. To love fully involves taking a risk, a big risk....hoping that in the end you will be loved back.
“To love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure, but risk must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.” ~Leo Buscaglia
11 days until we embark on this journey!