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August 17, 2020

Don’t stop believing.
I remember so clearly, about 13 years ago, newly divorced and sitting behind a couple at one of kids’ school performances.
The woman had her arm draped across her husband’s back.
Every now and again she would sweetly rub his back or lean her head on his shoulder.
I remember fixating on them because her loving gestures seemed so effortless.
I thought to myself, “I want that with someone someday.”
My husband and I sat at a memorial service recently.
When we stood to leave, one of the two sweet, older women who sat behind us, tapped me on the shoulder and said, “I just love how you two touch each other and hold hands. It’s so sweet to see.”
I realized, we had either been holding hands, or one of us had our arm draped around the other, gently rubbing the other’s back.
I smiled and thanked them so much for noticing what, for me, was effortless.
There were days and years when I thought I’d never find that.
9 years together, 7 years married and my hubby and I still hold hands – in the car, in the grocery store, in church and on the couch.
When you love what you have, you have everything you need.

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