Romantic Wednesday

A while back, I wrote an entry about meeting my husband. I won’t repeat that story here, even though I think it ranks right up there with the story of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, updated for our technological age. Nor will I tell you how perfect he is for me, though I could list a thousand ways we connect.

But when I was editing my proposal, I realized I’d forgotten to add him to my outline! Yikes, how did that happen?

Since each chapter’s reduced to a paragraph or so, I could only give him one sentence. How can you possibly describe a complex relationship in a single sentence? Try it for yourself:

I married/dated someone who… 

I married a man who…eats Cheerios for breakfast every morning; loves cougars, computers, and candy-scented flowers; has a turbo-charged metabolism and a full-throttle brain.  Those answers help describe him, definitely, but they don’t define our relationship. 

I played around with lots of possibilities, but this seems to me a perfect fit:

Melodye marries again – this time, to a man who loves her for her humanness and cherishes her spirit.

When I showed it to my husband, his eyes crinkled in the corners. “That has Melodye written all over it,” he said. I don’t know if it’ll make it past edits, but it makes me smile whenever I read it.


  1. How sweet!

    Whenever I do and say something really dumb, which is pretty much everyday, my husband lovingly reminds me that he married me for my body. Phew!

    Actually, it’s a line we stole from Northern Exposure. Shelly was relieved when Holling told her it didn’t matter that they didn’t have anything in common because he loved her for her body.

  2. You two are very lucky. So are we.

    If I had to answer that challenge I’d write, “…who makes her laugh every day, sometimes so hard she hiccups.”

    Melodye, check your inbox. 🙂

    • Oooh, I love that your husband makes you laugh so hard that you hiccup. What a happy home you have! 🙂

      Inbox checked, query sent. I ain’t following the rules, either! xoxo

  3. If I were to answer that question regarding my late husband, it would have to sound something like this:

    “Victoria married Royal who was more than a husband to her. He was best friend, mentor, coach, and cheerleader, all rolled into one.”

    Almost 8 years later, I still miss that man!

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