Saturday, February 11, 2012

{Happy Valentine's Day!}

Major changes for the weekend I had planned.

Rascal Flatts.

The DoubleTree in LR.

Our plans tend to change so much, we adapt well to going
with the flow.  I'm not sure plans should even be in our vocabulary.

So yesterday,  after working all day, I made a mad dash home to
change and take care of the dogs, make certain the boys were
taken care of.  Then we made a mad dash back to Fort Smith 
and met up with {or crashed, perhaps}  friends to go
see The Vow. 

I kind-of, sort-of knew the story line.   I knew was there was an 
accident and she lost her memory. That was pretty much it.  I
didn't know that  the accident was an erie depiction of Scott's accident in
SOOO many ways. I didn't know the story line would be about TBI's.  It
allowed a very small glimpse into that world. Our world. 

Well, new world of eight years
this past week.   It was quite the shock on how similar everything was to our
real  life in so many ways.  Not all aspects were the same, some better, some
worse believe it or not. I was surprised Scott was able to sit through it, I
panicked a bit at the accident seen.  He shut his eyes alot.  It reminded me
so much of our early, horrific days after the accident.  It was a bit
surreal seeing the role reversal play out on the screen. I think we both walked
away with a fresh perspective.  We talked about things in the movie that
most people likely would not pick up on. 

Besides being with friends, my very favorite part of the night was...
{gasp} holding hands.  There were "new couples" around us and
I remember those early days when our hands would just touch and 
the electric current would pass through.  Well, as I sat there
holding a very familiar hand.... I didn't miss those jolts but instead settled
in and appreciated {very much appreciated} the contentment in it. 

I wouldn't trade that any day for a jolt. 

Addendum:  I have to be perfectly honest here.  Holding hands
versus the choclate molten lava cake at Chili's later....hmmmm....
I'll go with the hand holding. ;)

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.  Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. 1 Cor 13:4-8


christy said...

I want to see that movie. Does it have the best friends moving away at the end?

Shannon said...

Christy: how in the world did you know? I sobbed. Once again. ;) xoxo