That Couple

There’s always that couple. You know the one. They’re just a little too loving. A little too happy. A little too…unbelievable? Sometimes Chaos Boy and I imagine that people must think we’re that couple. We can’t possibly be that happy, right? 

To believe the answer to that question, you have to know where we’ve been. We were high school sweethearts. We broke up after our first year of college. His being at the Naval Academy was just too much for me, and I handled it very badly. That was 1990.

We both married and had kids with other people. (This is the third marriage for each of us.) We found each other on MySpace (remember MySpace?) a little over 5 1/2 years ago. Within 3 months of reconnecting, Chaos Boy moved me and my daughters from Oklahoma to California so that we could have a real life together.

Through all of those years apart, neither of us ever forgot the other. And during these five amazing years of marriage, neither of us has forgotten all that we learned about love and relationships in the time we were apart. We place an immeasurable value on our marriage, on this life we’ve built. 

Not every girl gets a second chance with her first love. In fact, I’m sure it’s a pretty rare thing.

And yes. It really does make you that happy to be together.



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