It is our eldest son’s debut as the featured lead conductor of the famed symphonic orchestra’s Christmas concert that started at 6:00 pm. It was now 6:19 pm as I waited for my wife, Geneva

For 41-years of our marriage, I have accepted knowingly she will always be late, except when our two children were born one and two weeks early.

As she rushed into the building huffing and puffing with several grandchildren in tow, trying to keep up with her.

I began to reminisce about everything I love about Geneva as she ran towards me. I saw every reason why I love her, and I will always overlook her ability to be late even for her first borns concert conducting debut.

As she approached, out of breath, I kissed her passionately. She looked stunned as did the grandchildren. She began to apologize, and when she finished, I told my wife the following.

The essentials of our marriage are the enthusiasm of you and what you do. Your enthusiasm is reflected in our children and our grandchildren, and I love you more than anything in the world.

Now, let’s go inside and watch our son conduct his first Christmas concert. 🙂

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By Expedition Nomadic Adventurer

As a retiree travel blogger touring the US, voicing my wisdom, opinion, and thoughts about the retirement lifestyle and life in general. I'm an aspiring pre-published indie author of baby boomer romance and adventures with a whimsical comedic side. I photograph wildlife and landscapes, mountain, biking, kayaking, hiking, and backpacking. I travel the back roads and highways of America, Canada, and Mexico, documenting my adventures via print and photography.

14 thoughts on “Enthusiasm”
  1. Mel: yes Suan shows so much enthusiasm in all that she does, from preparing meals to planning the most complex of travel manoeuvres!

  2. Beautiful ❤️

    1. Thank you and thanks for the follow. 🙂

  3. This is wonderful! I enjoyed reading it very much. 🙂

    1. Hey, thanks Patricia. 🙂

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  5. Beautiful! I love that quote as well. I had just written a post on it too, only on a little darker side of all the questions and struggle of persistence. Your post is such a beautiful celebration. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Hey, thanks for responding. Your site has provided really thought provoking postings. 🙂

      1. Thank you! I feel the same about your writing. I am excited to read more! That link came up strange, but I am terrible with technology. 😉

  6. Beautiful! I like to quote my husband who says, “You have to decide, am I going to love this person as s/he is? Or am I only going to love the parts that I like?” This experience exemplifies part of what I think he’s saying <3

    1. Hey, K.E. Garland, excellent observation!
      Since no one is perfect, it is the sum of the person that must me acknowledged and loved. 🙂

  7. Nice, It was short and sweet and too the point. You managed to quickly highlight the main points the characters wanted to convey in a very simple way. Good Job (^_^)b

    1. Thanks Gentlemanx9, I have been working hard on my short stories for publication. 🙂

  8. Reblogged this on Be Like Water.

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