There is one place I love more than all the others. It’s a place I go to feel safe, to feel loved, to remember all the good in the world, and to marvel at all the wonderful things I have in my life. It’s a beautiful place but it’s not filled with colors, sand, beaches, or lights. It’s a well traveled place but not by people and it’s a place that hopefully only I get to go for the rest of my life.
My favorite place is in the crook of my husband’s arm. I know, I know….mushy gushy right? Sometimes a girl has just gotta spill….. 🙂
Tonight I was laying in my husbands arms, listening to him talk on the phone and trying to get a few moments of peace with him. Iv’e always loved laying my head on his arm, with my chin on his chest and looking up at him. There is something so intimate about just being able to look at the person you love and feel their body next to yours.
In the crook of his arm I feel the love he has for me, the protection I need, and my perfect match in every way. There I find peace and understanding. In that space I am able to overcome my deepest insecurities and doubts and know that no matter what life brings…..it will be okay. We will be okay. As I gaze upon his face and see the tiniest of wrinkles starting to form at his eyes I don’t long his youth or wish for it…..I relish in the wisdom I see there, the experience, and the life we have built together. In those microscopic lines I see hard battles fought, victories won, tears shed and years of laughter and smiles. In his eyes I see love and wonder when he looks down at me and a history only we share. With my chin on his chest I can remember when he first held our sons in that place and rocked them to sleep, whenever I am sad how he lets me cry in that place, and whenever I’m tired I can rest there for hours and he won’t move.
This is my favorite place. This is my serenity. With my husband I have found the beauty of the ocean, felt the wonder of the sand, and seen the brightest light there is. Love is a powerful thing and it has the magic to take you wherever you can dream. I know in those moments I don’t deserve such an amazing person but for some crazy reason he loves me. So even when my hair turns gray and my bones turn weak….I will find comfort and peace in my husbands arms until death do us part.
I love you, babe!!!