TITLE: Remember When
By Nadine Riggs
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I remember a time when I felt a thrill run up my spine each time you entered the room. For I knew you would walk immediately towards me and pull me into your warm embrace. Just a simple hug, and a sweet kiss was never enough, instead you held me tightly against you, and told me how much you loved and missed me when we were separated for just a little while. Do you remember when?
Or can you remember when sitting apart in the same room was too much for either of us to bear? Instead we sat close and snuggled with one another, content with an occasional smile, and a kiss while watching a movie on the television. I can remember lying in bed with my head upon your chest, listening to the gentle rhythm of your heartbeat as we talked, or occasionally laughed about our day. Do you remember then?
I can also remember a time when a curt word; or angry looks were rarely exchanged, between you, and I. When we could not stand the thought of going to bed without each other’s arms wrapped tightly around the other. We always exchanged multiple kisses followed by those three simple words I love you before closing our eyes each night. I remember when making love was spontaneous, and frequent, yet it was still filled with passion, and never rushed as it is now. Do you remember love?
I remember a time when your interests were the same as mine, or at least you feigned interest to avoid hurting my feelings. When holding each other as we slowly danced around the living room to the oldies brought contentment to you, and I, and grins and giggles from our three kids. We never would have imagined a time when we would sleep in separate beds in the same house, nor could we imagine going days without seeing one another. Do you remember then?
Do you remember those two people who stood before God, and our family professing our love, and sealing our love for all eternity with a gentle kiss upon the lips? The same two who promised to love, and cherish one another in sickness, and in health till death do us part. Then one day we began to kiss less frequently, and “I love you,” was said mockingly when you knew you were in hot water over one thing, or another. It was no longer filled with emotion; in fact the only emotion shared between us now was anger, for we rarely interact anymore without getting into a fight. Touching is no longer spontaneous it has become more of a scheduled event, and making love is difficult when two people don’t share the same bedroom, let alone the same bed. What happened to cause us to become two people who share a home instead of love?
Do you remember those two people who were so much in love? Please tell me they are not lost forever; I could not stand the thought of loosing that kind of love. We were meant to be together since the beginning of time, I know I found my soul mate, please tell me that you found yours as well. We had it once that never-ending love, I know with God’s help we could find it again, I feel we did not loose it we only misplaced it for a time. It only takes commitment on both sides if I have yours, I can assure you of mine. So what about it baby, do you want to fall in love one more time for the last time? Let’s give it a try.
I Will Always Love You
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