My husband and I dated for two years before the "M' word came up. I was in my thirties at the time, and we still laugh about the way I initiated the conversation, then went into the bathroom and threw up. It was simply the right time and the right circumstances -- which, I agree with you, are really best left to the couple deciding if, when, etc. If only friends, family, social pressures didn't get in the way.
Your recent post re: coming to a place in your life where accumulation begins to bog one down had resonance. I find myself doing a bit of divesting these days, though for me it has much to do with all those saved photos, years of my daughter's artwork and papers kept for all the right reasons. How long do we keep them? And how much will they matter in years to come, when no one recognizes them anymore? I do buy less these days, too. P.S. I wish you much success with your book.
For some reason i cannot fathom, I cannot post a comment on your blog! But here is the comment i had written-
I think its wonderful that you are so giving and yeah sometimes there will be years that you won't hear that crack of the bat with a home run but the giving adds life to the giver, no matter how much or little its appreciated. Great post!
At 12:33pm on September 23, 2011, Amy Lignor said…
Lorraine for some reason the page your aritcle is on wont allow me to comment! This one let me put in all my info but when I went to post it it said it could not accept it! SO frustrating, anyway I wanted to say that I REMEMBER that commercial! At least you had the confidence to call! lol
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