Sunday, January 9, 2011

If only I'd known him then....

We visited Pop's cousin,Larry, and his wife,Edna, tonight for supper, and to check out their new car. While we were there,Edna showed me a picture of Pop,taken when he was very young. Due to a nasty divorce,Pop doesn't have a lot of pictures from his early life. They seem to have gotten lost in the shuffle. However,I have managed to acquire a few copies from different family members, as I did this one tonight. This,as you can tell, has been around awhile. Pop must have been about 16 to 20,I'm guessing.And if that were the case, I would have been 6 to 10 years old. I have heard him say many times,"If only we could have met years ago..." I learned years later, that he used to drive fast cars, and he had passed in front of my house many times,when I was 6 years old,but who knew? There's no way of knowing whether things would have worked out for us, had we met all those years ago. I guess it just wasn't in The Plan.He had to endure what he did,as did I, in order to find and appreciate each other,as we do now.We are both so thankful that we did find one another at all. Up to this point,we have had a wonderful 32 years.There have been a few bumps in the road, but overall, it's a journey I would gladly take again, if ever I had to do it over.


  1. My husband and I agree if we had met before our first marriages to other people, we probably wouldn't have stayed together.

    Wise words, Sue. Your husband was (and probably still is) a hottie! :)