Friday, June 19, 2009

Old Jeans

Posted by Leona Bergstrom

This week Richard and I celebrate our 37th anniversary. To say I am blessed to have spent my life with a man like him would be an understatement. My life is rich, full, fun, crazy, romantic, meaningful, purposeful — and comfortable --with him.

I realized that even more the other day when a friend of mine visited. She has been married for four months after having been widowed for two years. She married a man who lost his wife at about the same time as she lost her husband. They are a gorgeous couple and are incredibly in love, somewhat giddy, and struggling to figure out what it means to be newlyweds when you are in your 60’s. Unbeknownst to us they sat behind us at a concert a couple of weeks ago. She told me later that he had leaned over to her and whispered in her ear while pointing to Richard and me and said, “Old jeans.”

My first thought was are we that baggy and saggy looking? But she said, no, that wasn’t it. Old jeans means comfortable, favorite, being yourself, being real.

Life is good.
(Photo by gurms, shared via Flickr)

1 comment:

Karla said...

That is so sweet