A Moment in a Marriage as Old as Dirt

He walked into the kitchen while I was finishing up the dishes. This Old Love by Lior came on.

“This song reminds me of us.” I said as he walked past me.

He had never heard the song. I walked over to him, wrapped my arms around his neck and looked up at him.

I begin singing along while looking at his sweet face.

“We’ll grow old together
We’ll grow old together
This old love will never
This old love will never die”

He smiled, buried his head into my neck.

We stood there, slow dancing in the living room. I held him tighter as we swayed back and forth in time to the music. It was just like a scene out of a romantic movie, except for the part where I was wearing sweats with holes in the crotch area and he had wood shavings all over his bleached out ugly green shirt.

We were having A Moment.

I felt the tears welling in what my husband likes to call my “40 Eyes.” I didn’t want to cry because THERE’S NO CRYING WHILE SLOW DANCING IN TORN UP SWEATS IN THE LIVING ROOM!” But I couldn’t stop the tears. I didn’t want him to know that I was crying, so I sneakily wiped my tears with his dirty shirt.

The song ended and we just sort of stood there, holding each other. I finally pulled away and kissed him on the cheek.

“I love you, old man.”

“I love you too, pretty girl.”

I went back to cleaning the kitchen while he headed back into the garage to do whatever it is that he does in there with all of that wood.

9 thoughts on “A Moment in a Marriage as Old as Dirt

  1. Adrienne

    Oh man, I loved reading this (had a little tear streaking down my face) and feel the same way about my husband. I have been with my sweetie for 30 years, since we were 13 and 15, and I think, “How did I get so lucky?” I love reading about your family.

  2. Lindsay

    This is beautifully written, Yvonne. I’m so glad you’re blogging again.

    Now that I’ve experienced new love and love over a long period of time, I have to say that long-lasting love feels way, WAY better overall- and yet all anyone wants to sing or write or make movies about is new love/infatuation. Why is that?

  3. Jessica

    And what an elegant, precise description of a moment of the best romantic love ever created… thank you

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