Thursday, May 24, 2018

Dancing Away with my Heart

“Dancing Away with my Heart”*

In thinking what I’d say in this post marking your 16th year away from me, I have written and re-written words that while true don’t quite capture the essence of you and the impact of that upon my life...although, I have quite likely written something similar over the previous years of marking your absence in the lives of those who love you.

Then this song came on the radio immediately transporting my mind back to 18 and our first meeting where you “danced away with my heart.”

We were so young…so idealistic…so full of dreams…you came along at the perfect moment in my life and made it that way for over 30 years.  All the good things I learned about loving and caring came from you and your so unexpectedly non-judgmental way of dealing with the people in your life. From you I learned that I could be me and never have to feel “less than” because I didn’t meet someone else’s notion of who I should be. I’ve always said that my life as me began the day we said “I do.”

Open, honest, funny, loving, generous with both your spirit and possessions…these are the gifts you shared with me and passed on to our children who are more like you with every year that passes.

With that song in mind, I can think of no better things to say than how much I loved you and how blessed my life was to have had you in it from 18 to 51.

I am better than you found me for having been loved by you.

You made me feel 18 from day one to day last. I will always love you and always miss you.

“I haven't seen you in ages
Sometimes I find myself wondering where you are
For me you'll always be eighteen and beautiful
And dancing away with my heart”
*(“Dancing Away with my Heart” - Lady Antebellum -2012)