Monday, February 24, 2014

A lost love found

In step: Bill and Geo find their groove after 40 years.
He entered her life in the early 70s when Georgie was a mere 20 years old.  The courtship months were short as I recall, each going their own way and, with time, stepping into marriages with new partners.  He carried her in his heart from the day they first met, even as he built a life without her.

She welcomed the occasional letter over the years, but that was the extent of their contact.  Both left their marriages and navigated new relationships. Georgie had a steady partnership spanning nearly 22 years.

Winds shifted.  Embers got sufficient air to fan the flame once more.  She found him via social media and they exchanged pleasantries.  In June, they met face to face for the first time in several decades.  Time stopped.  And then it began again.

This week, news arrived that they will exchange wedding vows in late summer at Windfield Farm, home to our dear aunt and uncle; home to Georgie, and soon, home to Bill.  We are over the moon with joy!

What can be said about love?  How does the passage of time change us, strengthen us, and open our hearts to what resides there?  I can live with the mystery; I can live with the miracle.  And, so it seems, can they.


4 comments:

  1. What a lovely rendition of our story, dear sister. We love sharing it, and I am in awe that I get to have the lead role in such a love affair. I never expected such feelings could re-ignite at this age and after all these years. But oh my! Melting hearts, weak kneed and breathless...speechless conversations between knowing souls.

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  2. Congratulations Geo! I'm glad I got to meet you. Thanks for sharing her news Jenny.

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  3. Congratulations Geo! Best regards from Annie & Leroy

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