Then life kicked in, in high gear. Marriage, find a place to live, get a new job, climb the ladder of success. Kids, cars, bills, all kinds of things to occupy your time and eat up your togetherness. I'm not saying any of this is bad, it is just life.
Sure it's fun to spend a weekend with the grandkids. We found a neat little water park at Fort Jackson, SC and took the the grandsons there. They had a ball. So did we! Of course, Marti's sunburn was not so much fun, despite the heavy coating of sunblock.
The previous weekend, we attended a reunion at the house of my old boss, ADM Thad Allen. I showed I was still able to protect him, even though I turned in my gun.
It was a great time, but the highlight was seeing my former partner, Ron and his wife Amy. Ron and I worked many cases together and he always had my back. Even though we talk frequently on the phone, it was good to see him in person, it's been way over a year.
There are many important people in our lives, many places you need to be and they can keep you apart from your special person.
We're happy to have those times, but we're especially looking forward to our full time life where we can be just "us". No rushing around to get to work, no fast kiss goodbye, or talking on the phone while miles apart. No more being so busy, that our minds are on all kinds of issues that we don't talk.
Just next to each other.
Just like we started out.
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