Tuesday, August 29, 2006

The One

I watched the alarm clock this morning. Dimly I was aware that it was 5:20AM, but it just didn't make any damn sense. After some intense concentration, I decided that it was indeed true: I had not slept in. In fact, I could just get up and get in the shower, go to work, blog an entry, visit my blog buddies, and read the latest entrants in Jason's contest. I just needed to move.

Twenty minutes later I came to and sat up. My wife rolled toward me and put her hand under my t-shirt and scratched my back. The thought occurred to me just how lucky a man I really am. In my entire dating career, I gave everything of myself, subconsciously making up for someone else's disregard.

I don't know how it happened, but I not only found someone; I found the one.

13 comments:

Moni said...

Ah Scott that's beautiful. Does your wife read your blog? If not then she should read this post, it'll make her misty-eyed for sure. :)

Scott said...

She doesn't read the blog, but she knows about it. Maybe when I need some brownie points...

Jaye Wells said...

This made me smile.

Kathleen said...

5:20 a.m. would have jolted me wide awake and had me jumping out of bed.

Your wife sounds so lovely. And it's nice to hear you appreciate her.

mr. schprock said...

I get that feeling whenever I'm roughly shaken awake to the words, "Shut off the alarm! Can't you hear that?"

Ah, yes, marital bliss...

jason evans said...

That was really sweet, my friend. :) What a nice morning.

magnetbabe said...

Awwww, that was heartwarming. It's always the small things rather than the grand gestures that drive that point home.

Bernita said...

A man that values his wife and isn't afraid to say so, makes you an offical Dear Guy, Scott.

Scott said...

Jaye - Somehow I think that you smile a lot, and I'm glad to have added one to your day.

Kat - You get up that early?

Mr. Schprock - Uh, that's usually the morning I have too. But that's the beauty of it. True love is knowing, despite getting trashed most of the time, you know that underneath it all is, well, a backscratch I suppose.

Jason - Thanks. It was a small moment; a little reminder.

Nat - It's kind of like when Dean brings you a Tylenol in the morning.

Bernita - So I have one Get Out Of Jail Free card then?

jenbeauty said...

Did you tell her this? If my husband would express himself like this every now and again, it would have meant the world to me!

fringes said...

I love your wife, too.

Writing Blind said...

That is a wonderful way to wake up.

Jada's Gigi said...

To find The One...the real American dream.... now to Learn appreciation and to be able to express it....well "you will be a man, my son"...:) Looks like you've made it...:)