Do you ever wonder about your spouse's past? Do you sometimes wish you knew more about him or her? On occasion, I am blessed to hear some of the stories from my good hubby-buddies life, before I was his Significant Other. I enjoy these times, as he had some interesting adventures and his storytelling talents can be quite entertaining. Some of my favorites have to do with his time spent in the military.
Now, you have to understand that when I met my good hubby-buddy, he looked to be about twelve years old, so its difficult for me to imagine what he must have looked like at eighteen. I've seen a couple of pictures of him in his uniform and I'm here to tell you, I wouldn't have let him out of the back yard, much less into the military. But someone must have believed him when he said he was old enough because he spent four years in the Navy and several more years as a civilian, before I even met him.
As I listen to him talk about the days aboard ship, I often wonder if there were others like him who didn't look old enough to be out of middle school. The night I met him, I convinced myself that he had to be at least eighteen years old because the church party we were attending was for those who were eighteen and older. In my heart, though, I was pretty sure he had sort of crashed the party. I'm happy to report that I later learned that he was thinking the same of me.
You know, I sort of miss those days when I didn't look my age. *sigh* Until the next time, keep a hug on.