I have a confession to make - I have a crush on this one girl. She's beautiful, smart, funny and kind. The kind you want to spend the rest of your life. I haven't dared to ask her out yet. But I will - soon. I have a feeling she'll say yes.
That girl - she's my wife.
She moved away today.
We've been together for 26 years. Moved together from our childhood homes. Didn't have a chance live on our own. Didn't really even do all that dating thing. We also got our kids young. Didn't have time to live together, just the two of us.
Most of our adult lives we lived a family life. Nothing wrong with that but we didn't have much time to spend just the two of us, or just by ourselves. Ever since the kids moved away we have been lost. I tried to build us a new home, just for us. I tried to think of her while doing so, but I have to admit now I did it much for myself.
We need some time, and space, for ourselves. I'm sure we'll also find those for the both of us, together, somewhere in between. We need to start this all again from the beginning. To get to know each other again, of what have we become.