2.11.2011

just the two of us


Last night....

We played hookey.  Skipped an appointment and decided to go on a date.  
Because the truth is we've been driving each other crazy with the stress we've been under.

We pushed aside our full plates, looked into familiar eyes, and talked about nothing and everything of importance.

We laughed, heads thrown back, over jokes only we would find funny, and reveled in the feeling of being known.

There's something so deeply satisfying in this knowledge that we can aggravate and exasperate and get all fired mad at each other but we aren't going anywhere and our love is even fiercer and we still make each other weak in the knees.

We've committed fearlessly to knowing every part of the person we've joined ourselves to.  The strong places as well as the weak.  And it isn't easy all the time.  Nothing of worth ever is.

The air was frigid when we left the restaurant and my teeth were chattering straight down to my toes.  We cranked up the heat and the warm tones of Arcade Fire thawed out our bones.  We talked about old times and how everything has changed and everything is still the same.  We laughed, warm and contented, till our sides hurt.  

And I stole long glances at this man I've loved since I was eighteen.  


16 comments:

PaisleyJade said...

So sweet and so true. <3

Coby said...

Just beautiful. This brings tears to my eyes.

Mindy Harris said...

joye, i've spent some time reading your titus story and i am deeply touched. i thank you for your comment on my post about, *gasp*, depression. thank you for praying for me. your support is very encouraging. i haven't turned to God's word like i should've been, but, you're right, there's nothing better to combat darkness than with the truth.
love & blessings from many miles away...
mindy

Mindy Harris said...

also i love that you love arcade fire!

jacksta said...

"...and reveled in the feeling of being known."
Love this line.
Lovely post :)

Mama Duck said...

Just beautiful... I am crying just a bit right now :)
I love those times. Life and kids and work and business gets in the way, and it grieves me. Thanks for this little inspiration to take time. So important. I think it's time we took a moment out just to "be". And yeah, love the feeling of being known, and it's funny, I literally just blogged on a similar line of thought just a few minutes ago! funny!

Mama Duck said...

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danielle @ take heart said...

so lovely.
cannot wait to hear your whole love story, sweet friend.

Mich said...

Ahhh...so sweet and romantic. What another precious memory you both have made in your journey through life together.

Emily said...

Alone time is so wonderful! We are doing our Valentine's date next weekend...I can hardly wait!!!

Lynnette Kraft said...

That is just sweeeet and perfectly romantic.

Lynnette

Ashley D. said...

What a great reminder. I really needed that! Thanks for always being such a inspiration and encouragement!

Breeanna @ a brilliant melody said...

Sounds like a lovely night you two had to spend time together! Thanks for sharing!

christi said...

so so sweet and so so true. glad you two got some time together to set the stresses of the days aside.

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

Love.this.post.

Love!

Janette said...

AHHHH!!! Sooo soo cute!!!!
Janette, the Jongleur

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