I had to dig out my marriage license today to change my last name on my car title, and it struck me that although I talk about James like we've been together a half century, we've only been married a few years. James and I met at work in 2003, when I was getting separated after a miserable 12 years with my first husband. It was fireworks, sparks flying, violins playing, the earth moving- all of those cliches- when I saw him for the first time. I really hate that phrase "soul mate"- it is so cheesy- but I can't think of anything better to use when I describe how I felt when I met him. I actually fell in love with him before I even knew his name! We lived 45 miles apart in the beginning, but we saw each other as much as possible, away from work that is. James sold his house and got an apartment about 15 minutes away from my house, then we got engaged in 2005, married on a beach in Key West in February 2006. I can't imagine there is another woman out there as happy and as lucky as I am. James and I both had already been through crummy marriages in our past, and thankfully neither of us had children to tie us to our former spouses. It has been genuine smooth sailing since day one, and although it FEELS like we've been together since the beginning of time, and we've had enough experiences together that makes it seem like a lifetime already, we just only recently celebrated three years of very very blissful matrimony. Best of all, he's a younger man. Okay, only by five weeks, but he's still younger!!! (Wow, look at me with long red hair!)
My husband James and I moved to Newnan, Georgia in 2008 from South Carolina- due to his career. We both work for the same company- James 15 years and 10 years for me. We love our life, our new home, our six kitties, our family. We love to travel, and put our paid vacation days from work to good use! Most of all, we love to spend time together no matter what we're doing. I have an ordinary life but share it with an extraordinary man. I am so lucky! Life has been great to both of us. I know I started this blog off insinuating that I would be showing my artwork, but I left my muses back in South Carolina when we moved. They haven't managed to find me again so far. Maybe one day.