instead I'm going to share a brief moment from yesterday.
I was seated comfortably in the bathroom and, as so often happens, my
husband stood outside the door to engage me in conversation. Me in
the bathroom has historically provided a family conversation
opportunity.There have been times when I was seated in the bathtub
and had daughter, husband, and one or two cats enter to keep me
company. It isn't as if I move around so fast and so much that this
is the only time I can be cornered. Maybe it is the lovely echo in
the room? Back to yesterday though... and I wasn't sitting in the
tub. The subject of our talk escapes me but we both ended up
laughing, whereupon my husband said "We have the best time together!"
And it's true. More than any other facet of our relationship I
cherish the friendship and the humor we have together. We have had,
and still have, difficult moments but he remains my best pal, the one
person who is there to make me laugh no matter how bad I feel. He
isn't as emotive as I so it is a thrill to make him chuckle out loud
and to hear his laugh. I can't imagine a day without the wicked
twinkle in his eye and wry view of the world.
That "we have the best time together" was louder and more precious
than any "I love you" has ever been. And I'll try to save the memory
up for the next time he stands outside the bathroom to give me
internet news updates and I want to throttle him.