Thirty one and a half years later.....he still knocks my socks off. I once read a quote by the wife of Rev. Billy Graham. She said, "IF two people in the marriage are exactly alike.....then one of them isn't needed!"
What great words of wisdom. I think of that quote when I see the picture of our tootsies! Hubby really isn't that white. It is just he NEVER goes around without his shoes and socks. On the other hand, I HATE to wear shoes....and feel suffocated if I have to wear socks. (Obviously this is a summer picture too, and I am a sun girl.) I know, I know, I have heard all the lectures about the sun!!...............I still love the picture. (If one can like pictures of (oh my!) feet.
We were SO young when we got together. Oh my goodness the growing up we still had to do! I watch some of the very young couples on TV----or in real life-----that are starting out and they expect IT ALL. I just sit back and shake my head.
Do they have ANY idea what it means to start with nothing
and work your butt off to get everything you need?
The entitlement bothers me.
It also makes me realize that some of my best memories are the
struggles and hardknocks
That brought us closer together.
It made us rely on each other.
It made us strong.
It made us love each other even more.
It's knowing that at the end of each day, we have each other to go home to. Comfort. Security. Peace. LOVE.
It's cuddling up in the evening on the couch. One with a remote (guess who!) one with a book and a computer. It's not only accepting the differences (thank you Mrs. Graham!) but enjoying those differences.
Because we know that we may be two different people....
But we are one soul
Full of love
for each other.
LOVE isn't in the falling...
It's in the staying there.