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How Do I Love Thee?

Vaisforloversjoeandcoll.jpgI've got a notion…I might as well be closer to your heart…It's out in the open…I might as well be closer to your heart… ~ song by Clannad ~

While walking hand in hand to the mailbox recently with my husband, I asked him, “Can you remember the exact moment you fell in love with me...an instant when you just knew?"

It didn’t take him long to answer, “It was the night you were sweetly singing that Clannad song as I was drifting off to sleep.”

Then it was my turn.

“I think I knew I was in love with you when we were walking arm in arm down by the pond at the 709 house. Looking down at our feet, I noticed how in sync we walked together and the beautiful rhythm we made while we walked, just like we are right now.”

When did you fall in love with your sweetheart?


Post Note:
Thanks to d. challener at Rough Draft. Number 8 on his “13 things I love about Jeni” reminded me of the above recent conversation.

Comments

Here from Michele's today, that's a tricky question but as near as I can remember it was just before Christmas 1980 at a friends party and we had known each other 3 months. Still going strong by the way!

I would say we would both answer it was the very moment we first saw each other. We've been together since then, 22 years.

I fell in love with mine when I saw him working his ham radio in the science building. I would get chills just watching him walk across campus. Even though we were married for almost 14 years it wasn't going to be a happy ending. I knew it after one year but didn't admit it for a very long time. Failure was so not an option in my opinion. Turns out, marrying me seemed like "the right thing to do at the time" and he never loved me. I don't think he has ever learned how to love anyone, even to this day.

But, I fell in love with my new sweetheart the moment I laid eyes on her in the delivery room. Almost 8 pounds of screaming, kicking joy came into my life almost 20 years ago now and it has never been the same.

Roland and I had been dating for about a month. At that time I had a big old Maine Coone Cat who I loved dearly, named Toby. Unnoticed by us, Toby had gotten outside.. a place he never ventured. When I realized he was missing I rushed outside to find him. I looked everywhere but could not find him, my heart was breaking. Suddenly, I heard my name being called. I looked back at the house and there, under the street light, stood Roland with Toby in his arms. I fell in love with my husband that night.

I knew i was in love when he was just as witty as me.

Thank you much for the mention. It is appreciated.


I can tell you the exact moment I fell in love with Jeni--in fact I even know the date and time. It is the only instance I have ever experienced a strong emotion the first time I net someone.

August 31, 1987, 7:27 AM...First day of my senior year in high school. I had been in my homeroom for 2 or 3 minutes and was looking around the room to see who else was in the class that I knew. So I happened to be looking at the door when Jeni walked in. She looked up.....and let loose the best smile I have ever seen. Jeni's a pretty girl, but her smile is something to write home about. I didn't know her name until later that class, and I didn't speak to her until later that week, but I was already hooked.

Hi,
I ran across this blog today. Floyd? Floyd W VA? Yes.
Do you know this man, etc?

That's an excellent photo of you and your beloved, by the way. I regret we missed a cuppa coffee last fall. Maybe we can try again some day...

How sweet. I know what you mean by looking at each other and saying, hey we fit.

The only time I've been truly in love, I knew when I went to reach for something and he was already handing it to me. I knew then that we fit.

I fell in love with Sherry the night she went with me to a multi-level marketing thing I was all hyped up about. When it was all over I asked her if she went because she was interested or just because I asked her to go. She said she just wanted to be with me. On the way home we stopped at a brew pub and had the best pizza we've ever had. I was so hungry that I practically ate my whole half while she was in the rest room (and was seriously eyeballing her half).

If you'd like to see how things progressed just look at the picture from the February 8th post.

Coincidentally, I have a Clannad CD featuring Bono. Just a little connection between your last two posts. I was a huge Enya fan and when I read that Clannad was her sister I bought her album as well.

I fell in love with Amy the split second I saw her. It was a blind date that only she knew about. I was 26 and had absolutely no interest in dating at the time. I had never dated anyone for more than two months straight and had never envisioned myself getting married. But when Amy walked into my friend's apartment it hit me like a flash of lightning. I saw the whole thing, the wedding bells, kids, sitting in rocking chairs holding hands in our old age, the whole enchilada. Amy called her mom the next morning and told her that she had met the man she was going to marry. So it was love at first sight for both of us and just another little example of fate.

That's beautiful, Colleen, thanks for sharing :-)

Oh Nelson Baby! This is so sweet.
I fell in Love with Nelson the moment I set my eyes on him.

Wow...you're all giving me shivers!

We both fell in love at the same time. I remember the night he told me. We were on the couch at his house. He kissed me and said, "You are making me want to say something I've only said once before..and I didn't mean it then." I said, "I love you too." He said, "I love you." We went back to kissing!;)

I fell in love with the back of her head. But my friend Noren claims I fell in love with her over the phone, before we even met. It's possible. I admitted to myself I was in love with her when she told me I had pretty eyes, and I covered my face, and blushed, and my heart beat too fast. I admitted to her that I was in love with her after we watched the full moon together, and asked to universe for a sign, and all the spaces between all the clouds turned into hearts. Sigh. I fall in love again every time she says "Goodnight, Love.."

I'm not sure I remember when I fell in love, but I can tell you that I fell into LUST as soon as I laid eyes on him!

I fall in love with him nearly every day. It's always something - the way he laughs at me, I'd do anything for that laugh! I'm actually here a day late for the TT... better late than never.

It was slow and easy...a familiarity that transformed into love and scared me nearly to death so much that I cried. He had been there all along.

I fell in love with Oz almost from the moment I met him, although I didn't know then exactly how much.
I did seem to get overly clumsy when he came into the restaurant where I worked. And I do recall feeling admiration for him because of how sweetly he treated his child when they came in to eat together. There was always something special about him...I knew that. And yes, it grew into love.
But even then, I didn't really know how deeply I loved him until about ten years ago. It was then, when my tinnitus was new (ringing-in-thr-ears) and panic attacks became a nightly occurrence. I didn't know how to stop the noise. I'd go to bed and the siren would begin in my head. LOUD LOUD LOUD, until I thought I was going to literally die. All I wanted to do was get up and run to where ever it would be quiet.
Oz would just hold me until I was able to breath normally again. I knew then.
I love you Oz.

At first I couldn't say "I love you" because it almost sounded trite...or overused.... so I said "I'm loving you."

Mara and I sat on my porch and talked the first time she came to Atlanta. It was during that conversation that I really fell in love with her. I was a few days after that when I told her she had beautiful eyes and she blushed and covered her face, it confirmed everything I had been thinking about between the conversation on my porch and her gorgeous blue eyes in my room. It's all rather mushy I suppose, but I love her with every last living part of me.

Colleen, you have are utterly amazing.

I dont know how you go about "having are" but Colleen you really are quite fantastic.

I'll have to let you know once I find him. :-)

The first time I heard her voice. Kindness only begins to describe how she sounds.

Oh My...it was a very long time ago now...and though we are not together I still feel a great love...Hard to pinpoint the exact moment now....I wish that weren't true, but it is...

I fell in love with mine the day he look me out to lunch and as we were walking towards his car he stopped to look at me and we kissed and I was just a goner. We're not still together, but that moment has never faded. Via Michele

a touching post... As for your question, some things I hold close to my heart.

Awww.. that is sweet.

I fell in love ASAP.

I saw him in his purple shirt, dirty jeans w. his amazingly long legs and his work boots and I couldn't breathe.

It was about over from then. We had two dates and I never left after that.

We knew we were something special from the first we talked so easily and unguardedly with uncanny overlaps of beliefs and fascinating differences, continuing for months. Was there a moment "in love"? To be honest, it's been 15 years and the ones that stand out are the ones that happen every few weeks, when Hub gives himself over to laughter or does some characteristic facial expression or astounds me with his empathy and humanity again.

When he ran his fingers so gently over and around my closed eyes and eyebrows. That precise moment. I'll never forget it. What's weird is that it's been twenty years and he's never done it since.

Bobby was my first (and only) Blind Date. . .I was hooked on the first date after we kissed. . .he has the softest sweetest lips :) And he still (after 18 years) looks at me a certain way that makes me feel like I am the only one on the planet. I am filled with gratitude every day that our paths crossed when they did. He taught me how to laugh and love again Bobby was my first (and only) Blind Date. . .I was hooked on the first date after we kissed. . .he has the softest sweetest lips :) And he still (after 18 years) looks at me a certain way that makes me feel like I am the only one on the planet. I am filled with gratitude every day that our paths crossed when they did. He taught me how to laugh and love again Bobby was my first (and only) Blind Date. . .I was hooked on the first date after we kissed. . .he has the softest sweetest lips :) And he still (after 18 years) looks at me a certain way that makes me feel like I am the only one on the planet. I am filled with gratitude every day that our paths crossed when they did. He taught me how to laugh and love again Bobby was my first (and only) Blind Date. . .I was hooked on the first date after we kissed. . .he has the softest sweetest lips :) And he still (after 18 years) looks at me a certain way that makes me feel like I am the only one on the planet. I am filled with gratitude every day that our paths crossed when they did. He taught me how to laugh and love again

how horrible is it that I can't recall when and i often wonder If?

I remember when i told him I loved him. I didnt mean to tell him. It was an "accident". It just slipped right out of my mouth. We were laying on the couch watching tv and it just slipped. Part of me was so horrified that I had told him that I got up and walked into the bedroom and hid.. He came after me.. ;)

This is a wonderful post.

I knew I was in love with my husband during a day at the zoo together. It was an early spring day, but the weather was warm. The zoo was close to empty, and we spent the day laughing and talking. I knew he was the guy I could be happy doing nothing with. I fell in love that day.

It honestly was, the moment I first saw her! We were married three months later and have been married nearly 23 years now, and are more in love than ever!!!
DL

It wasn't that long ago, but I fell in love on a hectic morning rushing from booth to counter getting ready for the art show. With my eyes to the ground I looked up and there standing languidly with a sleepy smile and shaved head stood Robert
to say "Good Morning"

Hey, Dove! That was fast...thanks for joining in and sharing your visual snapshot!

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