Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Romance. As defined by a mother of two children.

 I'm re-posting this... because I love the original.  And because it really happened.  And it's February.  And I'm packing most of my kitchen today.  And homeschooling two unruly hoodlums.  (But the photograph is new.  I just snapped it from my dictionary.)
The End. 

Recently I was standing quietly, in a crowded room. I happened to look out across the tops of heads, as I felt some sort of magnetic pull to the opposite side of the room. My eyes scanned the laughing, chattering faces until they came to rest on the one I'd been inadvertently seeking.

Standing tall, and tanned in a red shirt, was a devastatingly handsome man. He was casually leaning against the wall with his arms crossed. I'm ashamed to admit that I'm a sucker for biceps, so they instantly grabbed my attention. He looked relaxed, and appeared to be having a good time. His eyes met mine, and even at that distance, I could see a smile curving up the outer corners of his mouth. A nice, slow, smile that made my breath catch. I knew he was looking at me, because I'd just turned around and looked, to make sure. I was standing apart from a larger group, off on my own, and there was no one else looking back at him besides me. I felt like a bit of an idiot, but it's not every day that a gorgeous guy grins my way. So, I smiled back. Then he raised one eyebrow. Now I was blushing like a schoolgirl. I just stood there looking his way, and this guy never took his eyes off my face.

All of a sudden, my children came running up to me, clamoring for attention with books, and papers, and shouts of, "Look what I made Mommy!!" And when I looked back across the room, he was gone. I felt a little pang of disappointment, until a warm voice nuzzled my ear, and my husband said, "Hey, I really like your shirt... I was admiring the way you looked in it, from over across the room. Very cute."

And then I hired a babysitter for the rest of the week.

Just kidding.

Then we went home to real life.


15 comments:

  1. i remember this one and i still like it! very romantic.

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  2. LOVE this little tidbit from you! How cute!

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  3. Woohoo for romance! Great story..I was definately into it!

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  4. SwwwoooooonNing! seriously that was huuhhh ooTTT! Lucky girl.

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  5. Sasha,
    you are too funny is all I have to say.

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  6. you are SO cute...and how perfectly romantic! Love stories like these ... !!

    pop on over to my blog - would love for you to enter for a chance to win my giveaway!!

    xoxoxo

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  7. I love, love, love this pic and most likely am going to "artistically borrow" the idea for something soon!!! OK...I'm stealing it! Have a great one! ; )

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  8. I just love how you love your man . . .

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  9. hey... I think I actually read the original of this... last year? no? I have more than a year of blog history now... too fun... anyway... I love this story... especially the babysitter joke... don't ya wish?!! =) My hubby hit you tube today... via some folks at church... =) snicker snicker... and I of course took advantage of it... and posted it on my blog... does that count as romance?? ha ha!!

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  10. book worthy...i love the way you write friend. oh and i love the way you love your man. it's one of my favorite things about you. i've never told you that.

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  11. Those little moments..ahhhh...the stuff of life. :)

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  12. Absolutely wonderful. You are both so lucky to have a connection like that after many ups and downs. I just found your blog from a comment on The Lettered Cottage. I will be back to visit again!

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