“Confidence is a walk in the park”, he said. “Come, I’ll show you!”
I think that was when I knew he was right for me, he made me feel good about myself. That, and the fact that we didn’t want to be apart; things worked better together. We were good together. Amazing friends, lovers and partners.
The day he asked me to marry him, I had been about to ask him, but was terrified that the answer would be, No. Not so confident then! We married in a rush, not wanting it to escape us, or worse, that the world should end before this could happen.
“Always take the High Road”, he said, “go for all you can get and expect nothing less.” Another theory of his; “Keep your head up and look ahead”, because ‘yesterday’ was just the lessons we learned to get us to where we are today.
No, I won’t use that word ‘the journey’, because some were not good experiences; it wasn’t always like that. Holidays and journeys are meant to be good. Sometimes its the Low Road, the back roads of darkness we have to walk.
Now more so than ever, that ‘confidence’ is so necessary for me to continue on the High Road, looking ahead; I wonder where I may have been now without these lessons he taught me long ago.
Some days the Low Road looks like the easy way out; the cowardly way; but I lift up my head and look straight ahead. I tell him, “Darling, go for all you can get, don’t take anything less.” and
“Confidence is a walk in the park, come I will show you!”
For my husband….