I am joining in the Marriage Letters project.
See Joy & Scott Bennett &
Seth & Amber Haines all writing letters on the prompt "future fantasies".
Join in! Next week's prompt is nightly rituals.
You know I've never been afraid to grow old with you.
I am excited by the thought of it.
Young days have their very, very good parts.
Can you imagine the older years, though? I can ...
Here we are in the middle of our silver sixties & it is lovely.
We live in our same little house.
It looks much the same, but there are not toys continually scattered about.
Bathrooms are still not pristine, like when we were younger.
You still track mud through the house on a regular basis.
You spend your quiet times in the yard.
Your plants grew well established these past 30+ years
& they are lovely & bear much fruit.
(the ones the make the cut, that is, as you are forever renovating.)
You track your hummingbirds &
I visit you there & bring you coffee & tell you news of the children.
We did do some of that traveling.
We made it to Africa more than a couple times.
We saw some of our dreams in Asia, too.
Our family never seemed to stop growing.
Births, adoptions, marriages & repeat.
Our house is mostly always bursting full, & the kitchen is always messy (still).
You are a good sidekick in the kitchen. We explore new flavors, taste & love.
I love to have you in here with me.
We don't have retirement plans, even though the "real" jobs may end soon.
(that way we'll be able to catch the time to learn ballroom dancing.)
We love real life & don't want to unplug from it all.
Stuff is still so much the same. (with a bunch more aches added in, body & soul.)
....I do wonder if I ever got a cookbook published & you your novels written.
Did we go back to school to get counseling degrees?
Did you ever get that plot of land to grow your dream crops?
I love the mystery of aging.
What it will really be, I do not know. And I am glad.
Let's see together, shall we?
I love you forever,