One of the subjects that I am surprised that we haven't touched on yet is a simple but beautiful part of our everyday life and we hope with a fondness that it is an integral part of yours as well. I'm talking about having fun of course! I have noticed that June and I seem to have more fun than some of our vanilla contemporaries and I wonder if that is a nice side effect of DD and communication or if it's just us. Either way It would be hard for me to deny the warm, tingly feeling that I get when I hear the musical sound of her laughter.
In this day and age, there are many unkind realities that I believe contribute to some of the many problems that couples face. There's always something: Finances, Work, School, The Kids, and unfortunately sometimes a combination of any of these. June has taught me that life truly begins the moment I come through the door from work and spend those precious hours with our family.
The impact of fun in our life is undeniable. Every day and in every way, fun seems to sneak in, even when we least expect it. Even when I am stressed she is quick to come up with beautiful and outstanding ways to take my mind off of things... I mean who needs a vacation when you've got someone as beautiful and inventive as June is.
I'm sure you all remember "The Spanking Game" well, I've got to hand it to June, the girl knows how to make a fella smile (even when I don't want to) In the past I've been known to be notoriously stodgy and something of a curmudgeon, but when I am around her my heart is lighter and her laughter heals the wounds of the day. And when we make love her joy an brightness fill me with a energy I have not known since the days of my youth, there is a lightness, a beauty that is hard to describe but we take a special joy in.
I would encourage you to find that special level of beauty and laughter in your relationship. The years will fade and the flames of love will be nourished by the undying fuel of your laughter and companionship.
It doesn't have to involve money, just time, and love, making cookies, pizza, or seitan together. Wrestling matches on the floor, run by tickle fights (though I must tell you that Ward CHEATS! He is 6'4" and he has this massive arm span - think the little hawk in the Foghorn Leghorn cartoon that Foghorn plants his hand on Henry's head & holds him off when Henry tries to march in and fails - sigh).
Honestly I have laughed more in my time with Ward than I have in all the years of my life combined. We find joy in the smallest of things. And yes, I do look for ways to delight Ward and bring that absolutely delicious deep chuckle. And I like to be creative in finding fun ways to do things. And at the end of the day, there is nothing better than being a family pile on the sofa watching a show or movie or playing a game.