Loving Jon


Anniversary Feet
Anniversary Feet

Jon and I have been married six years today.  But, from my experience,  love doesn’t count the years, it has its own sense of time.

I feel like I’ve known Jon my whole life and at the same time,  it feels  like our  love is very new.   I didn’t know, that I didn’t know what love was, until I met Jon.

It started with talking and listening.  Real conversation.   I somehow felt comfortable with Jon the first time I met him.  And at the time I don’t think I really felt comfortable with anyone.

Our conversations led to an intimacy that I had only dreamed of.  That I only knew existed from reading about it.

I still don’t understand it all, I guess we just connect at the points that spark.

I know our dedication to and encouragement of creativity  shines  bright in our love.

Somehow we were always able to see past the broken parts of each other to that unharmed center.  The essence of who we really are.

And I think in the process of loving each other, which includes learning how to communicate better, to trust each other,  to disagree with each other, we got closer and closer to that essence.

In my love of Jon I finally understood the importance of sex in a marriage.    I lived years without the intimacy and ecstasy of making love.  Now I can’t imagine living and loving without it.

And of course,  there’s the fun.  The joy of the ordinary as well as the extraordinary.   Like being able to enjoy going to the  dump together on Saturday afternoons.

Jon and I each lived at least one life time before we met each other.  I was in my mid forties, he in his early 60’s.      But to me it feels like my life just began when we started  loving each other together.

11 thoughts on “Loving Jon

  1. This. “Somehow we were always able to see past the broken parts of each other to that unharmed center. The essence of who we really are.” Yes. Thank you for this.

  2. Maria,
    I love your sentiments and the picture! Love and gratitude can fill a heart, that’s for sure. Happy Sunday!

  3. Maria. I loved your blog. It was written from the heart and so honest and sweet Hugs and Hsppy Anniversary. Julie & Roger Beck

  4. This piece was so beautifully written. So many times they are when they come from our heart. Having met both of you, I can SEE that what you say is real, and wanted to take a quick moment to share with you that you are both deserving of that love and it shines from the two of you. It’s a beautiful thing to see. With so many stressors in this world, all the fear, it’s very good of you to share what you feel so the world can learn from you!

  5. Maria,
    How beautifully you have written about “true love” I am so happy for you and Jon. Thank you both for being willing to share the love you have so that it may be an inspiration to us! Happy Anniversary!

  6. OH! MARIA! HOW WONDERFUL!! I am so thankful that you are willing to write deep, personal things. We benefit so much. It is such a joy to know you and Jon from your blogs on the internet. Who knew friendship could be experienced this way?! Annie

  7. Happy Anniversary! Love the post. It’s all so true. Sometimes it takes time to find the right partner. Mistake happen along the way, but ultimately its all worth it. True love is always worth it:-)

  8. It has been one of the blessings of my life to watch this love grow and mature. I do remember the wedding pictures of you, one of the first of your face, as well as the flowers for the donkeys I think. Have a long happy life as you continue on the journey.

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