I met my future over twenty five years ago.
And he changed me forever.
He was everything I did not look for,
and I became all I frowned upon.
He was solid, steady, and clean shaven,
an all round good looking “nice” guy.
I became a love sick puppy,
who chased her man shamelessly.
Of that I am still not proud!
In those early years,
we could not be parted.
Our lives intermingled.
Every possible moment spent in each others company.
We lost ourselves and became a couple.
The years have sped by.
The couple have become a crowd,
with four children now in the mix.
The hours together are just moments some days,
as we juggle family, work and leisure.
The quiet house we once enjoyed,
is a distant memory.
There are many voices wanting to be heard,
always someone looking for a piece of us.
No time to be a couple anymore.
Just a touch of a hand, a look or a hug,
to remind us.
Then nighttime comes,
and one by one the voices leave to sleep.
The house becomes quiet.
It is just us.
This is the only time we get to remember,
that we are a couple not a crowd.
Every night we climb into our oversized bed,
no children come between us,
as we fall asleep together on the same pillow.
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20 thoughts on “One Pillow.”
All too soon your house will be empty and a couple will be very lonely ! Enjoy the crowd …
Thank you. I can hear time ticking already and do enjoy my lively house. I suppose I am just saying after twenty five years, it can be difficult to find time together and easy to get lost.
I understood it completely. You don’t mind the crowd, just like time to still be a couple. I loved this. So sweet…uplifting!
It was inspired by our comments! Thank you and thanks for the inspiration.
Oh wow! That means so much to me. I don’t think I have ever passed on inspiration. Thanks for telling me!
🙂 keep posting. I need more inspiration!
🙂 As long as its mutual!
A simple yet beautifully written post again! Such a loving relationship between you and your husband. 🙂
Most days! I haven’t shown it to him yet. He’ll be scarlet Thank you.
You’re a couple of years ahead of me – I still find my husband asleep in bed with one or two of our children snoring beside him, but it won’t last much longer…. This is a beautiful post.
Thank you. And you will miss the stage you are at when it is over, but only sometimes!
Thank you. Since I posted it, he threatens to ban me from “the” pillow if I annoy him!
That’s just so sweet and reassuring – there IS love in the world.
Thank you. It’s probably not evident a lot of days though! Ha ha.
Found it! And this is a perfect dessert to the main course of the blog I read today. 🙂 I love this very much.
Great, although you’re right I should have finished with a reference to settling down together.
I loved your love post just the way it was. 🙂
Thanks you’re definitely kind, very kind. 🙂