Monday, August 18, 2008

On a boardwalk lined with sailboats...

...four friends walked towards the lighthouse. It was the summer of 1998. Two of the friends were obnoxiously oblivious to the others. Their eyes flirted as they talked...just as they had for years, but they both knew that tonight was not like all the others evenings they had spent together with friends. Earlier, over the phone, they had finally talked....about all that had been silently growing between them. And now as they walked, occasionally their fingers would 'accidentally' brush together, lingering but never intentionally touching. But as they all leaned against the lighthouse to watch the sun set, the college boy with blue eyes rather timidly grabbed the girl's hand. And she's been madly in love with him ever since.





Earlier this month (or was it last month?), we went back to the Grand Haven boardwalk for a very rare, peaceful, romantic date. It was even better this time, ten years later...dreaming about our future together, talking about our marriage, our children, our disappointments and greatest happinesses. Sometimes, my stomach still flips when he holds my hand.

6 comments:

MandieGirl said...

beautiful. love your thoughts. and wow- you've been married for 6 years now, right? I remember because you were getting married right as i was falling for my husband. :)

Rachel said...

that was the sweetest recollection. awww...

Kelly said...

So cute! :)

Jen said...

I clearly remember the paradigm shift in your relationship. Specifically, I recall Ryan stumbling across the yard from his house to mine about 11:00 at night. As usual, his house was full of laughing teenage girls all settled in to watch movies all night. However this particular night, Keith caught a look that passed between you and Ryan--and promptly sent him to his Aunt Jen's to spend the night on the couch! (We ALL knew!)

Kelly and Sean said...

I knew you two would end up together! I wanted you to be my sister, glad it worked out for me...and for you too. =)

Anonymous said...

Dad Corbin is glad to have you as a daughter too!