Monday, May 17, 2010

Who's got two thumbs and makes my day?


This guy!!

It's not our anniversary, Erick's birthday or anything, yet I find myself sitting here just thinking how grateful I am for him - and for us.

I remember one conversation we had as teenagers, looking out over a vast and promising future. The item of concern for the moment (I don't remember which of us said it, but we both agreed), "I'm worried that we'll run out of things to talk about." I love to talk. Erick loves to listen, and occasionally the roles are reversed. But we were worried that spending a lifetime together might eventually lead to a shortage in conversation. What if we got bored!

It hasn't happened yet, although there's still time!

Conversely, I think back on that conversation and wonder what we talked about then! We were just filling an empty tablet in our minds with plans, thoughts, goals. We thought we knew one another inside and out. It's true that we had opened (and closed, as far as we knew) almost each and every topic at our disposal. My, how things change.

I am just grateful that Erick has decided I still have interesting things to say. Just as important, I'm glad he still shares with me his thoughts, emotions, moods and sillies.

The other funny thing about all that is that after thirteenish years of living out our future, the way ahead seems infinitely more vast and promising than we knew.
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  1. That was always my fear, too. I mean, I knew people COULD be married and faithful and in love for 50+ years, but I always wondered how they kept it "new", or "exciting". I have been with David for over 5 years now, and although I don't discover new things about him every day like in the beginning, I have found him to be like my old comfortable sweater that I have kept forever. No, it isn't new, it doesn't smell new anymore, kinda worn in, but wouldn't trade it for all of the new sweaters in the world! Plus, sometimes, when you least expect it, you do discover something new, and that is always fun, too :)
    On a side note, can I just say that I LOVE your blog? Well, I do, I love it! Number one, I can keep up with what is going on in your life, and number two, I just love the way you write. You write the way my mind thinks, but you have the ability to put it down on paper, (or a computer screen), whereas I don't believe I could. So, keep writing away, knowing that I am itching for a new blog post every day :)

  2. I agree with Amber on all points! You both say it better than I ever could


  3. I am so far behind in ready blogs and not even sure if you will see this comment but I needed to say it. My dad passed away in December. He and Mom had been married 60 years 2 months 1 day. Each time I go to see her and many times when we talk on the phone she says what she misses so much is their conversations. So take heart, it can last a lifetime.