*** I edited out the previous story of why I wrote this post. It isn't necessary to the post. If you would like to read it, you can go HERE.
I remember words and phrases because of how they made me feel. Those words or phrases once ordinary, become something extraordinary and special just to me, and between him and I.
One example of this is the word AMAZE.
When my guy and I were dating it was long distance 95% of our pre-marriage relationship. During that time we had a lot of "incredible" weekends together.
There was never enough time, it was always hard when we parted, and we always had a date set for when we would see each other again. This was also pre-cell phone, so when we parted ways, we parted ways. No texting, no calling on the road, No TWITTER to chronicle our new found love!
It was horrible.
I would get a phone call, usually that night, to tell me he was home and safe so that I could go to bed.
Well one particular weekend it was to late to call, or I had missed his call and had fallen asleep, either way, I woke up the next morning frantic that I hadn't heard from him.
I called his work immediately. It was Monday morning.
MSM: "Hey, I got in so late I decided not to call and wake your whole house up."
Me: "Don't do that again. I don't care who you wake up, even if it's ME, please call when you make it back so I know you're safe, I'd tell you I can't sleep until you call, but then you would know I lie!"
MSM: Laughing he says, "Okay. You want to know something?"
Me: "Yea, what?"
MSM: "You amaze me. Really you do. The whole way home while I was driving, I couldn't stop thinking how amazing you are, and the coolest thing about you is you have NO IDEA...I don't know, I'm just...amazed."
You have to know, My Guy doesn't share his feelings, he doesn't like to say or even write a lot of "mushy" stuff, not that he doesn't feel it, he just says he feels awkward expressing it. So anything sensitive or sentimental pretty much puts me on cloud nine for WEEKS because they are so rare! :)
So that moment is etched in my mind. It really meant something. It was his way of telling me he cared for me beyond a casual fling.
I still can remember the chills and delicious feelings that washed over me as he said those words, that word... amaze.
And to this day I can't hear it or say it without thinking about that phone call.
I claimed it OUR word, kinda like our I LOVE YOU word without saying I LOVE YOU.
Words are powerful things. The feelings that they invoke are AMAZING, yet there is also the flip side to this, they can also bring about negativity and disaster.
So in your relationship now or in relationships past, what is that WORD or PHRASE that brought about a monumental moment or change? Why was it special or why was it monumental?
And guys that trudged through this post... do words or phrases even hold special meaning to you? Can words or phrases bring about monumental change when you think with the logical side of your brain? (that's a good interview question for my guy-hmmmm)
Feel free to share the good or the bad.
Mine was good because I am feeling all HIGH on my guy coming to the airport for me, and I'll be riding this train for awhile... but there have been plenty of the opposite in our 10 1/2 years of being together.
Okay, I'll be around today so I can't wait to hear what you guys have to say! :)
1 year ago