Thursday, March 15, 2007

Don't Tell Me YOU Haven't Ever Done Anything Impulsive

Person Who Is Not Me, looking at me as if I am totally nuts: “How many days did you spend in one another’s presence before you got married?”

Person Who IS Me, trying to avoid eye contact: “About ten days.”

PWINM: “And you, of all people, should know better.”

Me: “Yes, I know.”

PWINM: “What was the rush?”

That’s a damn good question, and I can’t give a perfectly satisfactory answer.

You see, my wife and I met online. We used to play cards together. After about nine months, we finally met face-to-face. I spent a week with her. About a week after I came back home from that trip, we decided to get married. To repeat: we met for the first time in January and got married in March. Our 6th anniversary is about a week away.

I think the best answer to the question about the rush to get married is this (and there’s no need to tell me that’s not a good enough answer!): it was getting expensive to carry on a relationship when we were thousands of miles apart.

It is true that things have been more difficult for us because we rushed, but I love my wife, and I’m glad I’m married to her. And we’re working on things. We have made a lot of progress in six years, and we’re still climbing.

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10 Comments:

Blogger little miss mel said...

dude, that is quite amazing. And I thought I was bold to move in with my "boyfriend"/(now hubs) after spending 12 days together over 9 months. (we lived 1800 miles away from each other.)

THE question is: what card game were you playing?

spades, hearts??

12:17 PM  
Blogger Lefty said...

mel--it was euchre

1:02 PM  
Blogger SWF41 said...

Note to self: ***never*** play euchre. Whatever the hell that is.


:-)

2:18 PM  
Blogger Eileen Dover said...

It was ...nevermind.

I can't answer publicly.

3:54 PM  
Blogger LVGurl said...

The length of courtship (did I actually use that word?) doesn't always matter, really. Marriage is still a lot of work! Especially when children are added to the mix.

Were you married on March 24th? That's my anniversary. Six years.

7:31 PM  
Blogger VI said...

Wow, that's fantastic! So there may be online hope for me yet!!!

2:28 AM  
Blogger Bre said...

That's more than a bit adorable. Plus, how long you stood in each other's presence doesn't matter so much as how long and how well you knew each other!

8:11 AM  
Blogger Lefty said...

Actually, LV, we were married on a Friday, the 23rd.

10:17 AM  
Blogger Sizzle said...

this gives me hope.

9:56 AM  
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