God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith;
the warmth of Christmas, which is love;
the radiance of Christmas, which is purity;
the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice;
the belief in Christmas, which is truth;
& all of Christmas, which is Christ.
--Wilda English

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

What Makes My Heart Skip A Beat?

As many of you know, Marie over at primitives by olde lady morgan is having a giveaway!  The giveaway is a bit shrouded in mystery although every now & again she gives us a little tease   : )   The giveaway rules are to (1) sign up, & (2) post on your blog what makes your heart skip a beat.

There are a lot of things I enjoy doing & a lot of things I enjoy collecting but what has always made my heart skip a beat ... & still does ... is my husband.  John & I met in high school when I was a sophomore & he was a junior.  I remember standing in the gathering area outside the cafeteria, my heart beating fast while waiting for him to come walking down the hall toward me.  I swear I would be a mass of tingles from the top of my head to the tips of my toes when he would come into view & the entire time I got to spend with him ... lol!  We never ate at the cafeteria but we went to the auditorium where kids were allowed to sit & talk while the school played music over the PA system.  John & I would sit there & talk about many things.  We dated on & off for 8 years & then got married in 1976.  I dug through some old pictures last night.  As you know, many of our things are still packed in the moving boxes we packed them in 2 years ago before moving here.  I did find a box of envelopes filled with old photos & the one I am sharing below was taken in 1979 when we were living in Florida.  I was 25 & John was 27.  This was 11 years after we met.

    
And here we are again, our most recent picture taken together which was back in 2008.   

  
We have had a lot of ups & downs over the years & have weathered many a storm ... but you know what?  When I look at him, I still see that boy that I used to wait to see walking down the hall at lunchtime ... & he can still dissolve me into a mass of tingles with just his smile.  He has always ... & will continue to always ... make my heart skip a beat.  

6 comments:

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Shirlee, So glad that you posted what makes your heart skip a beat!!! LOL it!!!! Just ctach up a bit on your blog... I am behind, crafting like a made woman... Have to get that giveaway done... Well... she just needs clothes... hows that for a private tease!!!! LOL.... Sorry about your trip to the hositpal, so hope you are feeling better! OLM

jennifer768 said...

Shirlee ,I really enjoyed your post! Great pics of the two of you.Have a great day!Jen

Trace4J said...

Wonderful post Shirlee! Loved the pictures too. How wonderful are photos. Treasured memories.
hugs Trace
www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

bettyj said...

AAHHH How sweet. My husband and I were high school sweethearts too.
betty

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Wonderful Post Shirlee!
You can see the sparkle in your eyes!
Have a great week!
Prim Blessings
Robin

renee said...

Aww~ look at the lovebirds! I am glad you all got each other, he's a good man, and you are a sweetheart too!
Hope you are feeling better!
Hugs,
Renee