Monday, January 4, 2016

Esmerelda by Ben Howard (forever and ever amen)

9:00 a.m. at Moon Hollow

There will never be an engagement photo as good as the one at Rowan Oak. It was the first year they met in a summer college for high school students. It hangs on my refrigerator.

And let me tell you. It's amazing to watch your child fall in love with a young girl who you think, ohgoodgosh she's amazing.

It's hard because you may have once said I never want his heart to break and all of you sudden you realize you are being confronted with a stranger who could break your baby's heart and gasp.

He's not a baby anymore and when she reaches her hand across the table he grabs it. And this time is as good but better than that time at Rowan Oak when they were so new and you thought one day she may crush him.

You took it as a crush because that sounds so easy.

He's not a baby anymore but he is that same guy who accompanied you to the zoo every weekend and  he was the tech guy for you and everyone you knew and he still is the best, smartest, most laid back, awesome forever and ever amen guy you know in an otherwise maddening world.

This is engagement. It is the pictures at Rowan Oak, the ones on the front porch of the house across the street, dirt roads, railroad tracks, and everything you could ever dream is these two kids being engaged forever and ever amen.

Today I am grateful for how some dreams you never knew how to dream until you could for a couple of people.


Anonymous said...

Nice, wishing a lifetime of love for them.

Shea Goff said...

Me, too. Thank you.