Tuesday, May 4, 2010

How I know I'm in love...

I know I'm in love, I really do, but last night I had an interesting reaffirmation of how much I love my wonderful husband.

Mac and I got home from school and work last night, fixed ourselves some dinner and started watching "A League of Their Own". My dad had just started it right before we got home and it's a great movie so we didn't change the channel.

I don't think I have ever cried anywhere in that movie in my entire life until last night. It was the part in the middle where the war telegram guy comes in to the locker room before their game to deliver the telegram saying one of their husbands was killed. Well, he can't find the name of the woman he's supposed to deliver it to. So, the coach (Tom Hanks) takes it from him and finds out for himself. (Since I have scene this movie several times, I already know what's going to happen and so the tears are already welling up.) He slowly walks down the line of woman and almost stopps at one of the main characters but passes her by and goes the next woman. She immediately begins to cry as she realizes her husband won't be returning home.

By this time tears are streaming down my face as it moves to the next scene. The main character, Dottie, is in her room crying, thinking about her husband and that she hasn't heard from him and all of the sudden, a knock and in comes her husband. She cries even harder, as do I, and she asks, "Can we just hold each other for the rest of our lives?"

I know kinda sad and sappy but I couldn't help it. I turn to Mac with tears trickling down my cheeks and say, "See what you did to me. I've never cried in this movie before." He just laughed and gave me a big hug and a kiss on the forehead.

So, the point of my post...I love Mac SO much. I have never cried at that point of the movie because I don't think I fully understood the powerful connection there is between a husband and wife. And now that I am a wife, just the thought of Mac not coming home, from anything let alone from fighting in a war, is both heartwrenching and terrifying.

Anyways, I thought it was kind of a cute experience and maybe it's just because it was me but I it's the little things that make life (and marriage) big!