Daily Prompt: That’s Amore
by Krista on March 18, 2014
Think of your longest relationship: describe how your love has changed over time, did you go from the giddiness of infatuation, to mad passion, to deep respect, esteem, and friendship? Tell us about your love story.
My longest relationship was my first marriage, and I don’t really want to write about that. I will say there was no respect in that marriage.
My second marriage, however, is built on friendship, love, mutual respect and trust. The relationship has lasted for sixteen years, that’s nearly as long as my first marriage which comes in at twenty-one years.
My current hubby, and I, were introduced by some friends and family members. We talked back and forth on the phone for three months, before we finally met. Our first date was on January 1st; a very appropriate time to begin a relationship. As soon as I saw him, I knew he was the one, but it took him a little longer to be sure.
It was May, before we became an item, and by November, we were married. Our honeymoon began in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia, where we spent a couple of days in a cabin. Then it was on to ‘Georgia’s Alpine Village’, or ‘Little Germantown’, where we spent a couple of delightful days. We finished up in Dahlonega, Georgia, where we toured the ‘Town Square’ and did some gold panning.
My hubby had spent a lot of time in Germany, while he was in the Army, and wanted me to experience a part of it. ‘Little Germantown’ was a disappointment for him, but I loved it.
There was a lot of ‘mad passion’ in the beginning of our relationship, but over the years, and a multitude of health problems, the passion has cooled somewhat, and we are able to sit together comfortably while hubby watches TV and I read or write. We are secure in our relationship, without constant sex.
This man has been through ‘Hell and High Water’ with me, yet he continued to love and support me through it all. To me, that is true love.