Michael’s given us GROWTH as the subject for this week’s Tale Weaver.
It could be personal growth, physical growth, spiritual growth, you could explore growth in terms of changes, which could be environmental, the possibilities are endless.
When Hubby and I met, we were two cynical individuals getting over a disastrous previous relationship. Some couples grow together be it with similar goals, backgrounds or comfort zone, others grow apart through ambition, misunderstandings or a clash of personality.
I don’t know about you, but a girl on her own in a pub seems to have a neon sign over her head that attracts the low-lives out to make a score. I’d never really thought about it, but a guy has his own invisible sign too (see this post).
Neither of us wanted anything but friendship, a sort of ‘Been there, done that, got bitten’ kind of strategy, and it suited us both. The important thing was we liked each other immediately, had no hidden agenda as to what the other could do for us, and trust was the order of the day very early on in our relationship.
Hubby and I have been together over 29 years, 27 of those as husband and wife. We have no secret or special recipe for our relationship, have our ups and downs like everyone else, but I suppose the key for us is that we were friends first. We had nothing else to offer each other except that, a friendship that was founded on trust and honesty, and one that grew into what we have now.
Hubby says our life started the day we met, and he’s right. It didn’t matter what had gone before, as it was in the past and nothing to do with ‘US’, other than making us the people we were.
They say there is no I in ‘TEAM’, but I found this which contradicts it.
However, there is definitely no I in ‘Us’……. no him or me, just an us.