You know when you see an elderly couple still holding hands, having a smooch and a cuddle, that warm and fuzzy you get? I always envisioned me having that !!!! That one person you’ve spent most of your life with, shared good times and bad, family, children, grand children……..lifelong memories.
Well if you’ve been paying attention, you know I’m nearly 50 and single…….looks like I’ve missed that fairytale bus ! I’m not saying that sometime in my future I won’t have someone to sit with when I’m old, but I won’t have that lifetime of history to have been shared.
A very good friend of mine recently lost his dad…..he was 92 and had been married for 72 years and 9 months when he passed away. I had the pleasure of knowing them for 40 of those years…….it was true love right to the end. Yes they had hard times, all couples do, but their love for each other never diminished.
No I’m not feeling sorry for myself, nor do I want anyone to feel sorry for me. My life, my choices and I have to live with that. But that doesn’t mean I don’t still want a part of it. I’m not in any hurry to get out and find my Prince Charming either……he may not exist and that’s ok too.
If you are lucky enough to have found yours, the one that you know will be by your side at the end of your life, cherish them. Treat them and your relationship with respect. Thank them from time to time for just being there and putting up with you. Listen not only with your ears but with an honest and open heart and mind.
Now…….I might go and check that bus schedule……… Because I still believe in fairy tales and miracles.