Saturday, February 14, 2009

Dedicated to the One(s) I love

Rock Canyon circa 1982

The world was a different place 27 years ago. When I first saw him there was something that drew me to him. He seemed so honest and straight forward... and funny too. He was real... not pretending in order to impress. He really didn't notice me the day we met and looking back that was probably a good thing since I was not quite 18 yet... once he did "notice" though things clicked quickly. We didn't really go on a lot of traditional dates, you know... dinner and the movies... but we spent time together, walking, hiking and talking. My first impressions were right on.

Back then there were two separate individuals, him and me. As I began falling in love I began to realize that I couldn't imagine life without him and that was a scary feeling as we didn't really have any commitments to one another... how much more of my heart could I risk giving him? Yet I seemed to sense that he felt the same way. One day as we were talking he confirmed that he really did feel the same way. Our lives changed.
No longer him and me, we became US.

Now the world is a little bit changed because of US. Five wonderful, amazing and unique individuals have entered this world because of US. Five intelligent, creative and loving individuals to make the world a better place.
My friend says that love does not divide, it multiplies... I would have to agree. And now two of them have found the loves of their lives and are also making the world a better place with children of their own.
Twenty seven years ago there were just two... then there were seven... now the number keeps growing ... along with my heart.
Isn't love grand!
Happy Valentines Day!


Aaron said...

I don't know that I have ever seen that first picture--what other pictures are you hiding? Happy Valentines Day!

Karen said...

soooo many!;) although I never really thought of it as hiding them... they're just not something we access on a regular basis. Actually that one has been on the door of my scrapbooking cabinet for quite some time... but I guess you don't get in there very often...

Anonymous said...

I'm going to have to stop reading your blog since it makes me cry all.the.time.

Actually, I really like it. I wish I could express myself so well!

The Fifes said...

that's so sweet. I LOVE seeing old pictures, especially of your family when your kids were younger. They all look like themselves!!

celisamz said...

This is such a great post. I really like the first picture of you and Dad. You guys are so cute :)

Christie said...

Oh my....I love that first picture of the two of adorable!