Saturday, October 09, 2010
Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
I have alluded to "the man" and shown a few photos of him, in action, but I think I've been pretty circumspect over the last year about going into details of "the" relationship. I didn't want to hex it......ha.
But, I'm ready to tell you that I'm in love with a wonderful man. And, he's in love with me. We met a year ago via the internet. Once we met in person we have hardly been apart in the ensuing time.
The airlines have made a lot of money. He lives in West Virginia and, as you know, I'm in Mexico.
After our last time together in West Virginia, we decided we don't want to be apart anymore, so when the first part of November comes we will be together until the first part of February. The logistics of it boggle the mind. You see, he still has business ventures in the USA and is semi-retired. It appears that is all changing as he turns over these activities to be managed! For a Virgo, that is a BIG step. Hopefully it will all work out.
Initially I was skeptical how this long distance thing could work. But, it has. I think much to our collective surprise.
He loves Mexico. I really like West Virginia. So, it appears that it doesn't matter where we are as long as we are together.
Now, I'm no dummy. I've been widowed for 33 years. I know it could end tomorrow. However, I'm not thinking about that now. I'm "living in the moment". We're hoping it lasts for a very long time.
I haven't had this much fun or laughed this much or been this happy in a very, very long time. He echoes these sentiments.
Add to the fact that I love him - I LOVE his family also. His seven children and fourteen grandchildren are absolutely a delight. They are the additional gift I didn't expect. What fun we have had all together for cookouts and Paul's big 70th birthday. Great memories.
It isn't always perfect, of course. When I get on my "high horse", as an Aries is prone to do, he handles it. (Those of you who know me well will laugh at this) I get mad. He waits and when I see the error of my ways, we talk it out and laugh. It becomes part of the foundation of the relationship.
The next step is for Paul to meet the rest of my family in Houston at the end of October before we fly home to San Miguel.
Of course, I have to throw a few special friends into that mix too. Most of them have known about this, but haven't met
him yet. We'll see what adventures this brings.
Since all of you are my friends also, I wanted to share this joyful news with you. I truly do feel that love is a many splendored thing.
Life certainly has been an adventure this past year.