Friday, April 25, 2008

Tales from the Chair Chapter 6

I know that love has no age, my mother fell in love with and married a man 20 years her senior, my sister followed in her footsteps, her husband and father of my two beautiful nieces is 20 years her senior as well.  Then you have me and Jay who are only 10 months apart and he has been handicapped the last 12 years and just had his knee replaced.  That goes to show you that age is only a number.  I have a client named "Robin"  who I invited to play Bunko with us this Saturday, but she said she couldn't, she didn't want to leave her husband alone.  I am guessing that she is around my age, I will be 40 July 1st,  maybe give or take a year or two.  Out of curiosity I asked her how much older he is, because I told her, my dad and mom had quite a gap, as do my sister and her husband.  47 Years............speechless.  I was a little bit shocked, but she was willing to tell me their love story.  He is actually her sisters father-in-law.  They fell in love and although there was much disapproval from all ends, they talked about marriage.  They loved each other so much that they both agreed that 20 years together would be better than not being together at all,  they will celebrate their 23rd anniversary in June.  That is a true love story, it may not seem right to everyone in their eyes, but I know my mom loved my dad very much and I see how my sister looks at her husband, so it can happen, who knows who that special person is for you or when they are born.  Some people may have met their sole mate and not given them a second glance because of the way they look or how old they are.  That is maybe something to consider if you are single......sometimes being open minded will open up a whole new world for you. Peace, Love and Happiness.


madre adoptiva said...

My man may be old, but just look at him. I think I'm pretty darn lucky to be with him.

Mom said...

In so many ways, Dad was younger than I. Isn't that the way with men? :-)