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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