While shifting some things around at my mom’s house, I found the cd B & I played at our wedding. I popped it in the car today, and though Thor howled at Etta James’ At Last vocals, like Hoo howls at police sirens, I had a great time listening. The boy was dropped off at school before Etta had finished, so I got to listen to the rest by myself.
We’re coming up on our 10th anniversary. The really nice thing is that if you’d asked me in December of 2003, what I thought December of 2013 would look like, I’d have described something like this exactly. B and I have both progressed in our chosen fields. We have a great kid. We live in a place where we are all happy. We have a goofy dog, wonderful family and friends, and we still like watching football from the sofa. (I still don’t know what 4th and Down means, or whatever. But I still like watching.)
I feel very fortunate to have this life, and very proud of all we have accomplished as individuals, and as a family unit. Life can be hard, but we’ve all worked together to try to make life a little easier for each other. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, but it’s always appreciated.
One of the songs on the cd is The Way You Look Tonight. Sinatra’s version. I love the opening lines. “Some day, when I’m awfully low, when the world is cold, I will get a glow just thinking of you, and the way you look tonight.” I’m that way about B.
I can think about him and feel warm down to my toes. You throw Thor into the mix? Well, I couldn’t have imagined a world I love more.
Some day, when I am an old, old lady, I’m going to remember these days and feel so very, very blessed.