I have no idea how this happened.
I don’t know where I’ve been that this day has come so quickly and without warning. I sometimes wonder if I’ve been in some sort of coma for half of the past two decades. I simply cannot believe that we are here: our 20th Wedding Anniversary.
Yes, 20 years.
When I first started dating my husband he had forever in his eyes and it scared the crap out of me. I had no idea how to handle the emotions and the thrill of having a man focused entirely on me….and my lips. Yes, he just wanted to kiss me. I didn’t let him…at first. I had never been kissed. I was 19, almost 20 and no man had ever kissed me on the lips. And I was scared. What if I had fish lips that went limp and slimy? What if let him down? What if he was disappointed?
If I never learned how to kiss I would
surely be an old maid forever.
(these are the irrational thoughts of a naive teenage girl with no “experience”) .
Well, he did kiss me. He pretty much had to throw me down on the floor and plant one on my cold, hard lips. I’m sure it wasn’t enjoyable. But he persisted. And eventually, I loosened up. And then we couldn’t stop. Kissing became thrilling and romantic; lovely and heart-pounding.
But that’s as far as we went….till our wedding.
On our wedding day, my love got to show off his love of my lips in front of all of our family and friends. And boy did he give them a show! I look back at it now and think we were nuts. I suggest people do the nice closed mouth lip lock for the nuptials and leave the tonsil-hockey to other more private locations. Not my man. Oh no…once he got a hold of me I was at his mercy. I think I had to shoot up the white-flag a couple of times just to come up for air.
Ahhh yes…..young love and immature kissing. It’s one of the special things we’ve grown into and perfected over the years.
I’m thankful for a man that didn’t give up on an inexperienced young girl.
I’m thankful that our marriage isn’t all about kissing but it still gets my heart pounding every time.
And I’m still thankful that I waited for the ONE guy to be the ONLY guy to ever be the one to kiss this girl.
Happy Anniversary my sweet love.
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