Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Lover's Day

How romantic can not romantic at all be? I shall let you be the judge of that one.
Once upon a time, almost 27 years ago, a very young Jo, (19! What was I thinking?) and her Bald Man (he was 22 but pretty bald already)were married. We had an opportunity as newlyweds to observe an older couple at church who had obviously been married a long time. (Ahem, they were in their 30's!). Hubby and I were so impressed with the level of togetherness they shared. They crossed their legs the same way at the same time. Syncronized marriage. We wondered if we would ever be like that.
This year, with mine and Little Man's health issues, we neither had time to even think about a present for Valentine's day, and we both were happy with just exchanging cards.
A couple of years ago, Bald Man and I gave each other the exact same anniversary card, we just laughed and laughed. Sometimes we don't finish our thoughts, because the other one is saying it, as we are thinking it. We pick up the phone at the same time to call each other. Syncronized marriage. Perhaps without the flaming passion that marked our earlier years, but with a level of comfort in knowing you are loved and safe. This is decades of marriage. He and I. We gave our youth to each other. I look forward to giving our old age to each other as well.

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ipodmomma said...

we just celebrated 19 years, and there is something to be said for getting hitched young. I love 'synchronized marriage'.... that really is it!

Jenny said...

We are soo far from synchronized, 13 years and he's still a surprise sometimes - yet being loved and knowing you're safe is right on.

Gawdessness said...

Have a lovely day.

elizasmom said...

This is really sweet! Happy V-day a day late and happy upcoming anniversary. I wish more people could experience this.

Melissa said...

I hope I can one day have a marriage like yours and Bald Man's. :)

Happy heart's day a few days late, Jo!