Soulmate or Life Partner?

Soulmates © Laurie Pace 2010

Soulmates © Laurie Pace 2010

"As for lovers, well, they'll come and go too. And baby, I hate to say it, most of them - actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can't give up because if you give up, you'll never find your soulmate. You'll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn't mean you're gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don't, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life's a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about.” ― Marilyn Monroe

So I went to Dr Google to find out exactly what a soulmate was.  I have always felt Terry and I have known each other forever and before forever.  After consulting Dr Google I realize he is my life partner and has a lot of soulmate on the side because he cares so much about me.

"Soul Mate: Someone who is aligned with your soul and is sent to challenge, awaken and stir different parts of you in order for your soul to transcend to a higher level of consciousness and awareness. Once the lesson has been learnt, physical separation usually occurs.

Life Partner: A companion, a friend, a stable and secure individual who you can lean on, trust and depend on to help you through life. There is a mutual feeling of love and respect and you are both in sync with each others needs and wants."    Foreverconscious.com

I have always believe family is for life and friends are for seasons in life. But the person you choose to spend your life with has to be everything from soulmate to life partner to best friend and lover.   I am blessed with a wonderful man and a wonderful family.

"For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!" Ecclesiastes 4:10

 Laurie