I catch myself admiring my new wedding ring set – in disbelief I’ve found a man worthy of my devotion.
I watch him sleep – pure rest. no stress. for almost 60, he looks good – handsome in a rugged way. A Tommy Lee Jones way.
We’ve been married for a month in two more days. Every day is full of affection, smiles, humor, kindness, and happiness.
He is planning travels for us. Hawaii, The East Coast, Florida beaches, Italy – wherever the urge and a military plane takes us!
He loves my cats – truly loves cats. Not “tolerates” and not “fakes it.” It’s a fantastic plus in our relationship.
We like each other’s family members. Some more than others, of course. ;)
We have many friends and do much with them. Dancing, dining, bingo nights, parties, cookouts, and fundraisers.
My love has MS and battles many physical challenges daily. I massage his painful muscles with coconut oil until I see his face relax, and he is all but pain free . . . and can finally sleep. This gives me great satisfaction to be able to help him this way.
His family doesn’t keep in touch, and it hurts him. He has much love to give. Some family members use him like a bank. Others ignore him all together, and this is a man like no other I’ve ever met. Impeccable character and would give his last meal to someone in need.
I watch him as he plays games mindlessly on his iPad. How his fingers move gracefully across the screen. The way his glasses rest on the lower end of his nose. I love that man.
He served as an Air Force Tech Sargent until retirement – full – with full disability, as well. He worked hard and served eagerly. He loves his country and helps veterans at the local American Legion in a leadership position.
I love to hear his military stories. His passion for what he did and for those who learned under his leadership.
I find true peace in my life since being with my new husband. I haven’t had that in a long time. We have much in common. He shares everything he has, and I do, as well. We hide nothing from each other. It’s refreshing and rewarding.
We agreed to devote ourselves to making each other happy and comfortable every day of our lives from now on. What a way to live. I am “retired” at age 51 so I can be with him and enjoy our time together while we’re both still healthy and able to go places and do things. I’d say I’m blessed indeed.
I’ve had two incredible husbands in my life. How many women can say that? They were very different but both have been wonderful in their own ways. Yes, I am indeed blessed.
Thank you, God.
I now lay my head on a soft pillow and listen to Nat King Cole while I drift off. Husband sleeps next to me, cuddling several pillows and looking peaceful. Never did I see myself happy again or in love again. Never did I see myself financially secure again or in a real “home” again.
Never say never . . .