Love is not one of them.
"But you are married! But you have kids! You have family! How can you say love is not amazing and wonderful?!"
Well, you are right. I love my husband. I love my children. I love my family and friends. I love them all.
That doesn't mean love doesn't suck hardcore.
Love is responsible for so many things. It's to blame for heartbreak, jealousy, anger, sadness, pain, wars, starvation, and so many other horrible things. Love can, and is, blamed for some of them. People go crazy when they are dealing with love. And it's not always a good thing.
Love makes you stumble and fall and scrape your knees on the pavement. My knees are bruised from love. Some are fresher than others, but they are all there. I hold people close to my heart that shouldn't be there because of love. I've let go of people I didn't want to let go because of love. I've changed my life when I probably would have been fine going down the path I was on for love.
Stupid love. Stupid stupid stupid.
Love is also responsible for my wonderful family. I wouldn't be here without it. I would be alive without it. My children wouldn't be alive without it. And I'm so very grateful that I had to experience the straight up shitty part of love to get there.
I still go through tough times with love. I always will. Love is a strong, powerful, and intimidating emotion. It is never consistent and will always change forms. It's always evolving into something new, different, and strange. It will happen at inopportune times and for people I don't understand and for reasons I will never know.
But I will never regret love. None of it. Not a single messed up, crazy, insane, heartbreaking moment of it. I will always be an advocate for love. I will proudly tell people that I am in love. I will always be in love.
Doesn't mean it doesn't suck ass...