I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific. – Lily Tomlin

{Love Thursday}

Today is supposed to be my first {Love Thursday}. However, it’s now past noon and I haven’t even begun to write out a post for today. I still might make this my first. I think it will just depend on how it all flows. Cam has been telling me for a while now that I should participate, but I’ve been putting it off.

I thought about this post last night as I was snuggling up to my hubby, watching “Dog the Bounty Hunter”, and waiting for his inevitable snoring to begin. Millions of thoughts were running through my head. I get angry at myself when something tragic or unnecessary happens and I realize I wasn’t taking full advantage of him.

On Monday evening I got a call from Rubi. She wanted to see if I’d heard about the accident. Any time you answer your phone and the person on the other end says, “Have you heard the news?” It’s either going to be really good or really bad. I could tell by her tone that it was really bad. An old high school friend had been killed in a car accident early Monday morning. He was only 29. The back story to this is that we hadn’t spoken in more than 5 years. Sometimes things happen that you have no control over and no matter how hard to try to help, sometimes the help isn’t wanted… so our friendship had ended badly.

I guess as people in general we tend to think we have forever. We think that we’ll have time. The reality is that we have no idea how long or short our time really is.

So this leads me back to the point… {Love Thursday}.

As I was laying there soaking up all I could of my husband (who was by now sawing logs)… I remembered that in our recent move I had discovered a treasure. An expandable folder of letters. Love letters, if you will. From high school. I can’t believe I’ve keep these things, but I’m so glad that I did. The very first letter is so corny! It’s the, “Hey, saw you on the bus. Thought you’d like to go out sometime.” kind of letter. I rolled my eyes, but then remembered that that letter was all it took. I dumped the guy I’d been “dating” and called him the next day. That was in 1994. We’ve had our up’s and down’s, but he’s my soul mate. Yea, he snores. His foot stench is atrocious. He gets on my very last nerve most of the time.

Those are all the things I would miss the most. Those are the things, I came to realize this week, that I love. I watch the clock on weekdays. I wait until it’s time for him to be home and then I go wait outside. As soon as I see the car, I smile. My love is finally home.

I appreciate him more this week. I’ve made a pact with myself to continue to appreciate… the snoring… the stinky feet…. the annoying way he does things…. just appreciate him.

November 1996

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Comments on: "{Love Thursday}" (4)

  1. Well, Happy Love Thursday!Glad you joined in. Great blog.

  2. Happy Love Thursday!

  3. I am so crying right now!I remember these two crazy-in-love teenagers, and I admire and respect the two crazy-in-love adults they grew up to be.I love you both!Happy Love Thursday!Give Topher a big ole' smooch for me 🙂

  4. oh I remember those days, along with the ups and downs that came with them……I also remember that when he was 9 years old he informed me that he would marry you……soul mates…..yes you are!……I love you both very much, along with the 2 grandchildren that you have given me

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