O.K, so maybe I was looking for an excuse to use this song I hadn't heard for, oh, a decade or so because...well, it's U2 singing Unchained Melody and how spine tingling is that? Anyway, of course when I thought of love and romance I knew I had to use a picture of my hard working husband who this past weekend, while I was gallivanting all over downtown Chicago, took it upon himself to pack a picnic and take the kids for a long bike ride, feed them lunch at a park, then come home, get them changed into swim suits and bring them all to our YMCA pool. I felt exhausted just hearing about it because when Mary is involved, there is no sitting on a bench or lawn chair and observing from a distance; no siree, park and swim time requires full parental participation. There was a season in my life when thrift store shirts, cryptic poetry, and good taste in music could make me dizzy with infatuation, but now, oh boy, nothing causes my heart to flutter like my man mowing grass or demanding that our children respect me. This one's for you, baby, you deserve it!
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