Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Score

I didn’t date in high school. Looking back I’m not really sure why. Lack of makeup? Nose in a book? Sending out, “yikes don’t even LOOK at me!” vibes? Possibly. I should ask some of those guys who are now my facebook friends. But maybe I don’t want to know.

Anyway, at some point I became convinced that I would end up alone. I majored in accounting instead of English so I could better support myself. Not to say I didn’t have fun in college once I finally started dating, but I still felt very solitary.

When I met Dr. M at seminary I was pretty sure we’d never date. He was too nice for me. I didn’t want the responsibility of hurting him. But he was a great friend, so we started hanging out together. And then friend turned into something more.

It was the oddest thing -
how you crept
into my heart
and shut the door.
I didn’t even notice
until the lock had
already turned.
I was bemused
by the whole thing.
Probably bewitched
and bothered too.
That was over 20
years ago and
you are still
just here just here
and I am still
astounded
by my luck.

Happy 20th Anniversary Dear Heart


20 comments:

  1. Awwww.... happy anniversary to two happy people!

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  2. Happy Anniversary! It's fun to hear about your past. High school just isn't where it's at. It's like we become a new person when we're released from it.

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  3. Happy Anniversary from me too! And many more!

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  4. You just can't beat a happy love story!
    x

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  5. Aw, that is lovely. Happy Anniversary.

    CJ xx

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  6. You didnt date because your Prince Charming hadnt shown up then! :)

    Happy Anniversary!!!

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  7. Happy Anniversary. I was charmed by your romantic tale.

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  8. Awww, sweet! Happiest of anniversaries to you and Dr. M!

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  9. How sweet!

    Love creeps in when you're least expecting it.

    Happy anniversary, Bug!

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  10. happy anniversary. I remember that moment in my budding relationship with Marc when I realized he would never break up with me. If we split, it would be my doing.

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  11. Wonderful...such a great post.

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  12. Astounding picture displaying great Love of two beautiful people!Happy Annibversary!

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  13. Dana! What are you trying to do to me?!!!!

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  14. Oh! Little tear in my eye here.
    Happy Anniversary!

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  15. OMGoodness you made me cry! Happy Anniversary, you two, you both still ROCK!

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  16. Happy Anniversary! Your wedding photo is great. You look like a beautiful bride.

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  17. So happy for both of you. Happy, happy anniversary!

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  18. Happy Anniversary to two very talented people.

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  19. I know its been said, but I just can't help it...

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww........ that's sooo sweet!

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  20. Awwww... Thanks for sharing that story! How cute.

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