Wiregrass Couples Share Secrets of Love on Valentine's Day

By: Tim Elliott Email
By: Tim Elliott Email

Love was in the air all around the wiregrass on Sunday.

Couples took the time to express their adoration for each other this Valentine’s Day.

Many acknowledged that love is a funny thing.

But what exactly is love? The dictionary describes it as passionate and tender affection for another person. But many wiregrass couples have a tough time putting love into words.

“I really can't give a definition for it. It's kind of hard to describe I guess,” said Alexander Morris who is celebrating his 15th wedding anniversary with his wife Pauline.

The couple says the secret to success is: “Communication! Believe me, you have got to communicate with your partner,” laughs Morris.

But let's get back to describing love.

“How can I explain it?” ponders Chris Glenn.

“It's a feeling that you get, it's like butterflies all the time. I get it when I’m with him, without him, just thinking about him,” said his wife of almost two years, Angie.

Chris and Angie Glenn are recently married and say falling in love is a funny feeling.

“It's a good feeling, that's the butterfly effect right there, all those butterflies,” said Angie.

“I feel like the luckiest man in the world, I feel like I’m at Disneyland everyday,” added Chris.

Some say love is all about companionship and having a sense of your partner's needs.

“It's a wonderful feeling knowing that this person will be by your side not matter what,” said John Breuer who is getting married in March to his fiancé Jeana Gaier.

“If you know her well enough and you're in love, you should know what she wants and what she's feeling no matter what,” said Breuer.

The Morris' say making a loving relationship work can mean a relationship filled with peaks and valleys.

“We've had some good times and some bad times, but it's coming out of those hard times that made us love each other more,”

But love may not always be so pleasant.

“Does love stink sometimes Angie?”
“If you're walking behind him, yeah!” joked Angie.

Valentine’s Day has a long history but started becoming poplar here in the U.S. in the mid 1800's.


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