Your first love isn't always the first person you kiss, or first person you date. Your first love is the person you always compare everyone to. The person that you will never truly get over, even when you've convinced yourself you've moved on.
Wow, this is dead on! There is nothing as special as feeling completely accepted by the person you love. Seeking to accept and understand others despite our natural differences as individuals is the most fulfilling and love filled way to live.
"The beginning of love is to let the one we love be perfectly themselves, not twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them." - Thomas Merton, No Man is an Island
I agree. The things I can't change sometimes do change me because I learn to "live life on life's terms." I am open to learning patience and courage, among other things, from the things I cannot change.