Sunday, July 1, 2018

Baby Blues

We are away right now, but I did want to get a least one post up while we are across the pond. 

I love the question "Do your eyes light up when he walks in the room?".  Of course, my eyes do. My heart beats a little faster and I  get the flippy feeling in my tummy. Those body responses are all so typical of the young and in love. However, Jack and I are not young, but we are madly in love in a more deep and loving way. When we began ttwd, old feelings of first love came roaring back and those feelings settled in. I see him and my eyes light up and I smile and of course, my tummy flips. 

We have learned of another couple we know are separating. I feel awfully sad about that, but still am unable to share what we do to see if that might help. What do you do in a case like that? 

I see people married who are living quiet lives of desperation. The old side-by-side condo/brother-sister marriage is not for me. In a restaurant you can see it........ men and women eating at the same table, but not sharing a meal and conversation. How is that a marriage? 

I am not sure where this post is going. I just know that I am a very fortunate wife with a loving husband living in a marriage we have refreshed into something meaningful and important. 

What are the things you do to keep the light in one another's eyes? 



  1. Hi Meredith, I hope you are having fun over here. You have picked the greatest time to come, we are actually having a proper English summer. I too am so lucky with having such a wonderful husband, I am so grateful for everything he does for me.
    love Jan,xxx

  2. Hi Meredith,

    Sweet post, it is awful seeing friends in unhappy relationships. If only we could share the benefits of ttwd with them.

    Hope you are having a wonderful time away.


  3. Meredith,
    I am sorry to hear about your friends separating. I do wonder if they have grandchildren yet and realize all that they are going to miss out on with extended family because of this. If they say they stayed together all these years because of the kids and now they have grown up, well, those adult children want them to stay together as much as they did when they were still children. But, I know things are not always that straight forward. It's sad.

    My answer to the second part of your post is "make time for one another." This can be difficult with work schedules and such, but there can also be an emotional time withdrawal even if a couple does spend time together.... they aren't always "sharing."

    I, too, am so thankful for my Storm. I love the pull that ttwd has on us when we do it right. The young love thing... he is still my boyfriend and I am still his girlfriend. I love your sincerity in this post. Happy for you and Jack that ttwd works so beautifully for you two. Windy

  4. It's so lovely to read your "teenager in love" reaction on this post!

  5. I know the feeling(s) you are talking about. Ty makes me so happy every time I see him. And I feel bad when I cannot help other couples who are struggling and/or divorcing. People don't realize that it is the little things that can improve a marriage. Opening the door, asking how their day was, forehead kisses, little things. I love how you and Jack have that.

  6. Such a pretty post, and so true, too. When I was fortunate enough to meet you and Jack together, I could spot that love across the room, Mere.

    I like to rush to the door when he comes home. The touch of a hand in a restaurant. The smile that only belongs to him. An email to tell him I am thinking of him. Remembering to listen when he is talking. (Most of the time) :)

    Hugs Across the Pond!

  7. I'm sorry to hear about your friends, Mere. It's seems such a shame to be together all those years and then give up. I understand how it can make you want to share your ttwd insights.

    Yes, I still feel the joy of seeing my man wherever that might be ... even as happened the other day .. he gave me a wave as he passed me going the other way on the highway to town ... we are lucky ladies, indeed! ... nj ... xx

  8. you are both very lucky to have each other

  9. How lucky we are that we still have that love light in our eyes.
    Rosie xx

  10. I love this post. It’s true we certainly have an edge with ttwd, keeping us connected is the priority. For us it means a lot of play, flirting, touching, and caring, all of this makes it easy to light up when I see my guy because it all runs so deeply. I have also seen your light Mere and it shines very brightly. We are lucky indeed.