This is something old from a past life made new again. I thought it would be a fitting tribute with Paul Newman’s passing recently. He touched so many lives in so many ways.
For My Husband
As I was preparing to make coffee this morning, something written on the new bag of coffee jumped out at me. Right there facing me was, “Some relationships are meant to happen”. I paused and wondered if you knowingly had placed the coffee that way or if Paul Newman had just placed the saying on the bag of coffee to remind me of what’s most important in life. It almost seemed too strategically placed so that the message would come through loud and clear.
I’ve been reflecting on those words all day. “Some relationships are meant to happen”. I’ve thought in response, “Yes, and some days are worth more than others- today is one of them”. And then I muse over the past year…
I believe that this relationship was meant to happen. It’s so easy to get weighted down by all the negative things that have happened to us over the year. It’s sometimes easier to assume the other is unhappy, that it’s our fault and that life sucks. Yet, I think we’ve both forgotten our beginnings and how we were brought together.
I love you, CP. I’ve loved you through the fun times and the not so fun times. I get cheesy love songs stuck in my head when you’re around, no matter how hard life might seem at the time. Every time I think of you, my heart overflows with love. Just the simple phrase, “my husband” takes my breath away. You are always the first thought in my morning and the last one at night. I’ve cooked more meatloaf in the last year just for you than I have in total for the last 10. I’ve loved you in sickness and in health and for richer and for poorer, and we’re so young yet. I’ve never stopped loving you, not even for a split second. And I just can’t imagine life without you.
So, if some relationships are meant to be, I fully believe this is one of them. I’ve always believed we were meant to be. I love you, CP. I love you and only you, with all my heart.
Oh, and Paul Newman? Thanks for the reminder.