Friday, August 15, 2008

Til Death Do Us Part

I love the fall. Why? Many different reasons.....but one of them is that I was married in the fall. On a crisp October morning at 11:00am, in a grand Roman Catholic church with a long aisle and a booming organ, I was married to the guy I met in 1983 when I was 15 years old.

This October, my hubby & I will celebrate our 11th anniversary. We met in high school but didn't become and "item" until he was a sophomore in college. We dated with our ups & downs (like most couples) and then bought a house together after dating for 7 years.

We bought an adorable 2 bedroom ranch in a small town in Massachusetts. It was an old house in good condition that had wainscoting in the living room, hardwood floors throughout and an ironing board in the wall! I had so much fun decorating & playing house with my future husband.

Life was simple.

We both worked full time M-F. I would get home at 4pm, tidy up and make a wonderful dinner for the two of us to eat our home......together. LOL. It was like playing "house". I LOVED it!

I burned candles, sipped wine, played music, entertained friends on the weekends & decorated my little house for each and every holiday & season.

We went out every weekend and dined in a variety of restaurants, stayed in different hotels to attend friends' weddings and danced the night away in the arms of the man that made happier than I ever thought I could be. And we actually learned to dance a real dance.....the box step is all....but we felt so good in each others arms and knew we looked good together.

On occasion, I shopped at Pottery Barn.....because I could afford it back then. And because I wasn't afraid of uncapped markers being left on the sofa or soggy graham crackers being ground into the fabrics. On one of my shopping trips, I picked up a trendy CD from the register area with a collection of old time music on it. Sinatra, Wayne Newton, Rosemary Clooney, Dean Martin.....

On that CD, there is a song that perfectly captures my life as it was back then. It is a song called "More" by Bobby Darin.

So now, in 2008........2kids, 2 houses, 3 cars later.......I played that CD last night while I was cooking dinner for my family and for my husband that had been away on business all week. I hadn't remembered that the song was on that CD.....I had only remembered that I used to listen to it a lot, a long time ago.

It gave me chills and sent me flying back though time.......and I am so very glad to say that I am still very much in love with everything about my husband.

Enjoy a glorious weekend!

1 comment:

Trish K said...

I love the picture... and I totally agree. I am very much in love with Stan too :)

Nice blog

You need a date night