Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Always Yours

Dear John,
 
They caught the man yesterday, somewhere in LaPorte County. He'd doubled back. We've unlocked our doors and gone back to normal. Now we're under our ordinary kind of siege - the next snowstorm is starting. We're supposed to get another 6-8 inches over the next 24 hours.
 
I had a thought this morning, listening to the radio on the way to work. Do you realize that we never broke up, never even thought about it? We met, became friends, started hanging out together, realized we were dating, got engaged and then married, all without interruptions or hiccups.
 
It didn't seem remarkable at the time. But it does now. Our relationship was constant for 34 years of marriage and 4 years of dating. Neither of us ever considered ending it. It was that good. It's still that good. Neither of us wanted romance or drama. What we had was faithfulness, dependability, stability - real grown-up love.
 
Stability must be so easy for you now, being outside of time and where there is no sin and all. I'm not enjoying this. But constancy still comes easily for me. No matter how many people tell me to forget, move on, find another husband, constancy is still natural to me. As Edward said, my heart is, and always will be, yours.
 
Forever,
Joan.

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