Monday, November 12, 2012

A Dance in the Most Unlikely of Places

Sometimes life gives you perfect moments.

Well... sometimes the love of your life gives you perfect moments.

For instance, last night... If you can't tell, I've had a rather rough week and some frustrating times. Last night was an emotionally rough night. I was feeling vulnerable and scared and overwhelmed.

As I was getting ready for bed, I stood in the bathroom waiting for the water to get warm enough to wash my face. I had some nice music on to help soothe and calm my tense mind and body. I turned around and ran straight into my husband's open arms.

He wrapped his arms around me, and started to slow dance with me. In the bathroom. To the perfect song. And as he moved me slowly in a circle, arms holding me to him, the tension started to melt away. My hand, made perfectly to fit in his, found it's customary place at his neck, fingers ruffling his hair. His hand found mine, and brought it to his chest.

We were so close to each other, so lost to each other, that it didn't feel like I was dancing in a bathroom on cold tile. I was in my fairytale. My head cradled in the hollow of his shoulder. Our hearts beating out the symphony of our lives in perfect harmony. Hope quietly blossoming all around me.

But most importantly was the certainty, the knowledge and the profound truth of the love that we had for each other. Our forever love. Our in-the-face-of-whatever-life-could-through-at-us love. Our God given, heaven sent, worked for, prayed over, stretched over long distances, love.

As the song ended, he kissed me. The perfect kiss for a perfect memory. I clung to him for a moment longer, and then he left to let me finish getting ready for bed. And after I watched him go, for the first time in a long time I cried happy tears. Healing, happy, hopeful tears.

It is amazing how much one dance in the bathroom can do for a person.

Also, Happy Veterans Day!
I am so grateful for the brave men and women who have sacrificed so much for this country. I am grateful for my husband's bravery, kindness, patriotism and sacrifice. 
We live in the land of the free, because of the brave.

Photo by Stacy Marie Photography

Photo by Stacy Marie Photography

(Linking up with Monday Meet UpMake It Pretty MondayMingle MondayHello Monday)


  1. Oh my goodness! What a touching tribute that's perfect! So much better than any romance novel!

  2. What a great post! And what a sweet husband to dance with you in the bathroom. Sometimes that is exactly what you need.

    Stopping by from Mingle Monday!

    1. Thank you! And thanks for stopping by. I think I have the best husband ever :)

  3. I love this!! Great post! My husband and I always end up in the kitchen with hugs. Great tribute! Have a great week!!

    Stopping by from Mingle Monday!

  4. Hi from Mingle Monday - and my goodness how romantic! I love it. It seems like you two have the perfect love story. And I LOVE the photos!

  5. Love this! Love the pics too.

    Stopping by from the Monday Mingle,
    Jen @

  6. I love your pictures. You two are so cute together! Im a navy wife and i love connecting with other military spouses. Im one of your newest followers from the YOLO MONDAYS BLOG HOP. You can follow me back at

  7. Jeannie- you guys are so cute together. Yes, I do blog stalk you. Do not be afraid. So, I nominated you for the Liebster award! Woot woot! Kinda cool thing. Go check out my blog to see what it is!

    ps. we need to hang out. Why dont we?

    Love ya!


  8. I found myself smiling as I read this. Husbands can be so sweet!

  9. These photos of you and your mom are seriously AMAZING! The sunset is beautiful and you are beautiful!!! Amazing! And THANK YOU to your husband for all he does for this country!!!!