Monday, February 13, 2006

How Do You Know When You're In Love?

I remember asking my mom that question when I was a teenager (lo, those many years). Her response has always stuck with me. See, Babs washes the Donald's hair in the sink each night. After cleaning up the kitchen from dinner, she pulls a couple of towels out of the linen closet and puts them on the table. She puts the nicer one (you know how there's always a more raggedy towel) on top, to be used by the Donald. That, she told me, is love. When you want the best for the other person. You know what else she told me? The Donald always switches them, so the nicer one is waiting for her. There may be other ways to define love, but that's the one I cherish. And, heck, they're going to celebrate 50 years of marriage before too long. I guess they oughta know.

Happy Valentine's Day, my loveys.

8 comments:

Cari said...

That is so sweet. What a nice post for Valentine's Day. Are Babs & the Donald your grandparents?

Scoutj said...

Awww.

Beverly said...

Nope, my folks! They were teenagers when they got married.

logan30 said...

50 years..wow....thats a lot of towels.

just_me_2 said...

We should all be so lucky!

logan30 said...

50 years unfortunately is the EXCEPTION rather than the rule.
I guess people are still looking for that one "star" to fall for them from relationship heaven.

Beverly said...

I don't think it's about stars falling from anywhere as much as about two people being willing to put each other first. For the little things like nice towels, as well as the big things.

Laurie said...

How do you know when you are in love? You can have a conversation without saying a word...

That was a really neat story :-)