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
by my luck.

Happy 20th Anniversary Dear Heart


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

  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.

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

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

  5. Aw, that is lovely. Happy Anniversary.

    CJ xx

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

    Happy Anniversary!!!

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

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

  9. How sweet!

    Love creeps in when you're least expecting it.

    Happy anniversary, Bug!

  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.

  11. Wonderful...such a great post.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  18. Happy Anniversary to two very talented people.

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

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

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


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