Wednesday, October 08, 2008
EXPRESSING THOUGHTS FOR NO REASON
To this......My sister recently gave me this old photo and it got me to remembering...................
My family is amazed at my reliance on my spouse. My children claim that they still see occasional glimpses of their feminist mom, even though I don't want that frightening independence ever again.
I was a single parent for 26 years. My primary focus in life was to expand my education and my career to make a better life for my kids. Then the children grew up, left home and my independence was boring as hell plus I was lonely.
In walks Prince Charming in the form of a retired Navy Chief. He took charge. He said I had been running amok for too long and needed some supervision.
I had been almost agoraphobic, going only to and from work, to church and to the grocery store. It was my plan to work at least until 70. But Ron managed to get me to venture outside my house. We traveled and talked and laughed and when we talked about marriage, he promised me a life of laughter and abject poverty.
There is so much to say about the importance of companionship. For a woman who vowed she did not need a man in her life to make life good, I'm glad Ron showed up to teach me differently. He is strong, dedicated, trustworthy, charming, intelligent and just a tad bit crazy. What more could anyone want?
It has almost been ten years since my life changed. Sometimes I need to pinch myself to believe that this man scooped me up and wrapped me in wonderful.