I had no idea that I would return to posting. Thought those days were over. Well, we are going to begin anew and afresh. Used to be Moments with Marge…..now you will find my posts on “Me…..to you!”
I notice over 30 people came onto this site looking for my 2/14 post. It was done differently this time as I thought I would not be posting again.
Due to the followers I had at one point I will bring that post over so you may read it if you so choose. It was a very comforting and pleasant February 14th. A rainy day in our area. I liked that too. But now…..it is a new time and a new day………..but the same love.
Another February 14th! Another anniversary with the memory of our love vivid in my mind. Where did the years go!!!! I constantly ask myself that question. The years raced by but the memories refuse to budge.
I remember the cards we would get for each other through the years. So special!! Some times through these years without him, I have purchased a card – – written in it – – sealed it, even put a stamp on it and put it in a file that has his name on it………………………. and shut the drawer.
He is not here, and yet, in so many ways, he will always be with me. Several times these past couple of years with the cracks/crevices deepening, things are brought to mind as to how to do things. I remember another time when he said to me, “darling, nothing will ever come between us”. Even death, it seems has only brought him closer in a very different way and yet, now more than ever that statement that he made years and years ago has solidified and become more solid than ever I could have thought, or expected in life.
Every anniversary day, I go out for a steak dinner (at noon). As I watch the people come in, usually it is a bit older crowd than would be found in the evening time. For me, it is easier for me to get around in daylight. Besides….the Transportation here at LS takes me wherever I want to go on this date each year. Nice group of guys!!!
Today I reach out to Elizabeth Barrett Browning and her Sonnet #43, as I do almost every anniversary. The yearnings of my life always turn and focus on how she wrote of her love for her husband. She lived only a short time (1806 – 1861) but her writings are here to stay. I share the portion so special to my heart. (It is in Public Domain)
My Beloved ……..
“How Do I Love Thee. Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach when feeling out of sight for the ends of being and ideal grace…..I love thee to the level of every day’s most quiet need, by sun and candle light……I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears, of all my life and if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death.”
Loren and I had thirty years in retirement. Can you imagine THAT????? We celebrated our 41st anniversary, just a short four months and a week before he went Home. Today, it would have been our 52nd. Where on earth have the years gone!!!!!! Why …. so quickly!!
Yes, Loren! I love thee! …..even now……4,051 days and 96,360 hours after your death…….Oh! I know. There will never again be the warmth of the touch of you as I turn over at night and “know” you are there……..but………I will always love thee!!
There you have it – hope your Friday is a great day today!!!!
In His “grasp”