Posted by: DD | October 16, 2005

Ah, Love…!

I’ve been thinking about my post all day after what happened last night during the fundraiser. I haven’t had the patience in the past to go into a lot of blogging detail, and quite frankly, my summarizations of the current events have barely warranted a blip on the radar. But the events from yesterday…ah, where to I begin…

First, I should explain that the fundraiser, which is put on by the private Catholic school, is basically an opportunity to play dress-up for many of the couples in our town. Since 2001, I have attended each year, and for the past 2 years, I have attended alone. Mr. DD finds the whole business boring and I think he thinks it’s too high brow for him. But it’s really not like that because when Mr. DD had attended in the past, it was always a chore to pull him away from one group of people who wanted to chat it up to the next, so I’m not sure why he complains.

"It’s boring," he says.
"Suck it up," I think.

By midnite, we have reversed lines.

Mr. DD had made it quite clear weeks ago he would not attend, but would offer up some of his creativity and time to custom paint a golf cart for the oral auction. Again, I have to toot his horn as he never would, he is the best auto-body repair and paint man around. His father, a talented engineer has never understood why one of his three sons would want to work with his *gasp* hands. And so it goes, to help out without actually having to hob-knob, he uses his talents to appease his parents. I try to convince him that he should attend as it was one of the rare opportunities to have adult-only interaction as a couple, and sadly he usually declines, including this time.

While I got ready, he and X went to my parents’ home for a little in-law honey-do work. When I arrived at the event, I was stopped several times with the question, "Where’s Mr. DD?" to which I could only respond, this type of thing is not his thing.

As my friends and I wandered into one of the auction areas, I did a double-take. There across the room, was the face of a man I never thought I would see there. Our eyes met. My heart leapt. I felt a blush move over my cheeks. It was Mr. DD. Clean shaven and looking absolutely handsome. We each moved away from the people we had been mingling with towards each other and met in the middle. I was totally giddy with emotion, and if you hadn’t known us better, you wouldn’t have been able to guess we had been together for 13 years as I greeting him with a crushing hug and big kiss. He asked, "Are you surprised?" "Delightfully so!" I answered. If we hadn’t been in a school, a Catholic school none-the-less, we would have found the nearest dark corner and made out. Almost everyone knew he was going to surprise me and I was completely clueless ’til the end.

Needless to say, I forgot that I was there to try to drown our infertility sorrows, even if it was for one night. Instead, I realized as crappy as things have been and with the all the recent disappointments, I know that Jerry will always be there. My rock and the true-love of my life. The optimism is back, and feel as if our love has been rejuvenated. At this very moment, I want for nothing.


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