February 14, 2012 Valentine’s Day
“When a marriage works, nothing on earth can take its place.” Helen Gahagan
I watch him from the other side of the room. This wasn’t the first social event that Bill and I had attended with our young “mystery” man. Usually though, I was the hostess so I had to interact with all the guests. Now, it was another couple’s event. I was simply another guest and could sit and watch our young friend interact and showcase his social skills.
I can hardly wait to meet with him this week and speak to him of the pride I feel. I want to tell him:
“You’ve matured into such a fine man. I remember that shy 15 year old of so many years ago. That kid had something though – something that shone through the anger and frustration he experienced at that time. I could hear that “something” in his voice each time he’d ask me a question in class.”
It feels fulfilling to watch someone, anyone you care about, grow into themselves – their true selves. Is this what it feels to be a parent?
“I’m certain that you will find the mate that you desire. These 4 Action Assets, these 4 rooms in your Love Under Construction home?”
#1 Action Asset – The Foundation
#2 Action Asset – Home Office
#3 Action Asset – Family Room
#4 Action Asset –The Kitchen
“I think they truly are the keys, the preparation to building Action Asset #5 – Intimacy and Connection. Never stop searching. I promise – she is building her foundation. She is looking for you, too. “
In my mind’s eye, I can see him look at me and smile. That smile he’s given me countless times over many years.
“And most important, know this. You are constructing a fine, sturdy dwelling. And if it comes to pass that it is your journey to live in this house alone for the rest of your life, you still will have achieved what most of us long for – and few of us achieve. A life built from self-love.”
“Congratulations, my dear, sweet, young friend!”