I am on deadline with my notes and so my lovah wrote a guest post for me today. He is the biggest sap and always was, so beware. I added the pictures and my comments are in italics.
Valentine’s Day is upon us once again. After a very long month apart I am especially thrilled to be spending it with my beloved Cuckoo Momma. Any time apart is just brutal and so hard on my heart. I need her.
See, despite what some of the recent posts I have read here say about the subject, I happen to be a firm believer in the Soul Mate. And CM is mine. Please. No groaning. It’s true! It’s real! And it’s the most profound and beautiful emotion I have ever experienced in my life. (What man would say ‘most profound and beautiful emotion’?)
Now I will confess to being the most unabashed romantic on the planet. I am the man who never tires of watching The Princess Bride. I always have been. And even going through divorce and all the negative and devastating emotions that come with it, I still have faith in romance and True Love and (again) a Soul Mate.
And why not? If you look around I bet every one of you knows at least one couple that is so profoundly in love that it radiates from them. It’s possible. And I firmly suspect that every one has a soul mate out there.
Now you all know that CM and I met many years ago as teenagers. I knew then as much as I know now that she was the One. In fact back then I gushed on her something fierce. I even went so far as to tell her I’d like to live with her alone In a cabin in the woods. Alone. I didn’t need anyone else. (I, however was like no way.)
Naturally she looked at my poor pathetic lovesick 17 year old self with pity. (I thought I hid it better than that.) But I was so earnest and so in love. And I knew that I was feeling things that were so far beyond anything else than I ever expected. Not just puppy love or lust or any of the other reasons people date. It was the deepest kind of connection. (Then why did you marry that other woman? We were on a break!)
So fast forward to now. When we reconnected it was as if no time had passed. She was just as beautiful. (True Love dulls your senses apparently…) Just as amazing. There was that same intensity of love and need and desire as before. As we talked and spent time together we began to use phrases that we had read in various places to describe our bond. We use words like, ‘Destined Other Half’ and ‘Guardian of my Solitude’. We still end each day by saying ‘Ever Thine’. We talk about having no spaces when we are together. And on more than one occasion we have had perfect strangers stop us and comment on how great we look together. Even a man named Pork Chop. (True, you can’t make this shit up.)
I’m lucky. We are lucky. And I know that for many people it’s so easy to close your hearts or get jaded by the vast number of seriously pathetic partners that we have all had at one time or another. Shoot even CM sometimes looks at me like I’m nuts when I say how truly blessed I am to have her love me. But she knows it’s there. And she believes deep down. We have a pretty good track record. I point this out often. Cause I’m a sap like that.
So when I get off the plane tomorrow and I hop in her car I know that my heart will race. And that when I look into her eyes I will drown in them. And that the first kiss will be pure heaven. Because she is the One. She has always been the One. And I will always be full of the grace and joy that’s she brings to me every single day. Even from so many miles away.
She is my Soul Mate, and so I will tell her, Ever Thine.
End of Guest Post.
So, this just arrived in my in box because I told him I was too busy to blog today.
I’m a cynic, but for tonight, I believe.