Life on the farm with the Man…and our critters…

It’s you…

Earlier this evening, I was reacquainted with a song that I hadn’t thought about in a long time.  Stephen Bishop’s song “It might be you”, from the 1982 movie “Tootsie”. That year, I was a senior in high school, and on the thresh hold of becoming an adult.  I dreamed of my freedom, and with it finding someone I could and would love for the rest of my life.  This particular song made a huge impact on me, because though the lyrics described what I dreamed, it also made me realize that my path to love would not be an easy one.  One verse in particular described the hope, as well as the fear, that I felt.

“Looking back as lovers go walking past…All of my life…Wondering how they met and what makes it last…If I found the place…Would I recognize the face?”

We all dream of having that “love at first sight” moment, and I was no exception.  In a world where loving who you choose to love isn’t always a freedom, I often found myself wondering if I would ever have that moment, or if I’d be free enough to experience it when it did come along.  When the day came that I finally started walking my intended path, I started to sense that perhaps finding that perfect love just might be possible.  A few years and a lot of painful lessons did not lesson the hope that someday I would recognize the face when I saw it.  And recognize it I did.  In an instant, I realized that all the choices I had made, as well as the scorn that I had felt, was worth it.  His face was kind and gentle, his smile weakened my knees, and his eyes melted my soul.  As with the song, I had progressed from dreaming and wondering, to catching my breath and dreaming some more.

“Something’s telling me it might be you…Yeah, it’s telling me it must be you…And I’m feeling that it’ll just be you…All of my life.”

In the blink of an eye, my life changed.  I had my moment.  I recognized the face.  I felt the sweet joy of love returned.  Nearly 11 years later, the love that I share with that man is strong, with each day spent together being both a blessing and a gift.  The dreams I have now, I share with him, and we work together to make those dreams happen.  I have never wavered in my devotion to him, and I fall asleep beside him each night knowing that his love for me grows more everyday.

“Something’s telling me it might be you…All of my life.”

5 responses

  1. Jack

    It is a truly wonderful morning to wake up and read this…after 11 years together. I thought I could never love someone more than I did him 11 years ago…but I do every day. He’s earned my devotion a thousand times over.

    October 8, 2011 at 10:18 am

  2. Anonymous

    You two are so sweet…..what a wonderful thing when you find that “True Love”
    This brought tears to my eyes!

    Wishing you both many more years of happiness!


    October 8, 2011 at 10:47 am

  3. Ruby Bryer

    Good afternoon you two. Rick, you said all the thing’s that i felt when i met my man. I was not looking for love and never expected to find love or get married ever again. But when he knocked on my door and i opened it and saw the smile on his face i knew i had been wrong when i said i would never fall in love or get married again. I thought twice was enough and if i could not get it right after that i would never get it right. I am so happy for you and Jack. I pray that you both will live a long and happy life together. I am sure he saw the same thing’s in you that you saw in him. How you ask. Just because i knew you and what a sweet, kind, loving person you are. God Bless you both.

    October 8, 2011 at 12:55 pm

  4. Kiera

    this brought tears to my eyes 🙂 I am so happy for you wonderfull you have found each other and are still in love. I hope you have many many years together.
    I am still searching 😦 it is so hard, not to give up hope.

    November 8, 2011 at 9:30 pm

  5. iam so glad you found each ohther and are so much in love with each and your lives together.he is your world and your sole mate for life. iam so joyed and happy for you both. I cant wait to see both off you. being in love is the best feeling in the world. with your love beside you ,you can do anything

    October 27, 2014 at 3:29 pm

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