My daughter’s boyfriend gave her a bouquet of flowers for Valentine’s Day. How sweet is that? I took a small portion and put it in a bud vase for painting. I liked how the dye colored the water.
He’s texting and calls out, “spell upholstery please”
I answer, “u-p-h-o-l-s-t-e-r-y”
He asks for more –
Outside, the owls – a traveling pair – coo
I wonder if she has to spell for him, too
“What’s wrong with dad? He looks like he lost his best friend.” Josie says.
I look at my husband sitting at the end of the pool. He does look forlorn.
“Are you OK? You look sad.”
“Yeah. I’m just considering the preseason injuries the 49ers sustained. It doesn’t look good.”
“Oh well, I’m sure sitting here worrying will help,” I chuckle.
“And we have the pool cover on wrong.”
“I’ll help you turn it over.”
“And I’m still fat*. I look in the mirror and I just don’t want to be this fat.”
“Why don’t you exercise? Make it fun?”
“No, it’s too hot for fun.”
“OK, Eeyore. Have it your way.”
We both laugh.
*see post about his weight loss. He’s lost over 15 lbs in the past two months!
We haven’t had a rendezvous – just the two of us –
for what, weeks? Months?
It’s the middle of the week
a school night (!)
Somehow, at this table with you
time has halted
And we are just two souls sharing
a meal, a night and a breath
I had my share of failed relationships before I met him. I shudder to think what would have happened if I had married any of the others I dated before he came along. It is not so much that those gentlemen were not “good enough,” but because I wasn’t evolved enough until I met William.
We met at a party. This is going to sound cheesy, but I promised myself – just hours before the party – that I would never put anyone before myself again.
Yes, this is intensely personal. But if my post can help just one person, then it’s worth it.
Our relationships with others can’t be good until we get straight with ourselves.
You should not seek a partner so that she or he can love you. You have to do that for yourself.