Friday, September 25, 2009

There he is the Captain of our family. LOL. That's my husband, Scott, in his new boat that we picked up this summer. Its nothing fancy, just a little 22' 1984 Baja but its perfect for waterskiing and tubing. We knew when we saw it that it would mean a lot of fun summers on the lake for our sons and us. Scott and I met over 25 years ago this summer, when we were both pretty young - not quite 20! We met on vacation at a lake in Ontario, Canada. He loved how I looked riding on the bow of the boat in a green bathing suit. What can I say? I liked how he could water ski with one ski. What else did a couple need for happy ever after? All these years have gone by and we've never owned a boat - now we do and I have to tell you when we're on the water it really is like time goes backward and we're those 19 year old kids again falling in love.
Although real life is not a romance novel, for the most part, no matter how annoyed I might get with him, or he with me, its comforting and secure to know we love each other. Toby Keith who is one of my favorite singers has a song on his latest album and one of the lines is ..."its too late, you already love me." I laugh whenever I hear it because it sums our relationship. No matter what he does to make me crazy (and not in a good way!) its too late - I already love him. Nothing to do but accept him.
I think that's the good part about being together this long, I've long ago given up any notion of "fixing" him or tweaking him. I just accept him and he me.
That's a real romance novel right there.


Mary Ricksen said...

I gave up trying to fix mine too. After 35 yrs. he's staying the way he is.
I always say he's my left leg, and I love my leg being right where it is.
Enjoy the boat, make new memories, reminisce over the old ones, and smile at each other as you fall a little more in love with every smile. It's happiness at it's best. To be with the man you love, the family you have nurtured and on a great little boat to boot!
Have fun Roni, and don't fall too often.

Mary Ricksen said...

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Roni said...

Mary -sounds great. I'd love to participate. Contact me at and we'll set something up. I'm tied up this coming Friday but should be free on the 9th if that works.

Mary Ricksen said...

I will get you a date.