Our story part 4: bad phone reception.

Welcome friends!  I am sharing the story of my hubby and I.  If you are just joining in, make sure you visit these posts first…






It was the era of cordless phones.  My household had 2 phones.  One corded that had the longest cord in history.  I had stretched it so long that I could walk around the entire bottom level easily while in coversation.  And then we had a cordless phone that’s battery power rarely kept up with my talking ability.

One night while chatting on the phone, I heard the familiar beep of the dying phone battery.  I ignored it knowing it would last a little longer as it always does.  I don’t even know what we were talking about but I do remember the point of conversation when the phone started to die.  Apparently that beep gave us a sudden boost of courage because he told me he loved me.  I said  I love you too.  We sighed in the emotion.  And then I began the words slowly “I love you enough to….” and the phone died.  The familiar static sound filled the line and our conversation was over.  He called me back in a frantic.  What were you going to say, I love you enough to what?  I told him we were cursed.  It was a sign.  That I should just keep it to myself and I did.

I think he knew what I was going to say.  How could he not?  But a few weeks later as we were driving in his car, our conversation took a funny turn.  We were laughing about something and he turns to me and says “you make me laugh, that’s why I married you!”  Confused, I give him a look.  And he stops and says I mean, that’s why I date you.  And that moment on, I knew he loved me enough to marry me too.

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