Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Shark Shack


Where. The Joy of Love assignment today is Where. Where were you when your heart became his. This was so easy for me. I know exactly where....

Hawaii. O'ahu. The North Shore. The Shark Shack. On his bed. Just BSD. Me. And my friend Sheryl. Not Crow. Although I think she and I could be great friends.

Unfortunately, we couldn't get to Hawaii today. Or the North Shore. Or the Shark Shack. So our own bed will have to do.  

This is how exactly how I remember it. Minus the sandy feet. Plus a few extra layers of clothing. Minus Sheryl.


BSD, Sheryl and I had just returned to the Shark Shack after a day at the beach. We were sandy. We were sunburned. We were pooped. We flopped down on BSD's bed. And laid on our backs for a long, long time. And just talked. And talked. All three of us. The conversation was so easy. It was so comfortable. Like three best friends.


Best friends. 

That's when I realized it. I was with my best friend. 
Having recently walked away from a relationship with someone who didn't know how to relax. Who was married to his job. Who wasn't there for me. This simple little moment was profound.

21 comments:

Jennifer Thompson said...

Aww, that is such a sweet story!

Debbie said...

BEAUTIFUL! And so real. And so personal, and so unbelievably touching because you shared. Thank you! xo

Stacey said...

A beautiful story.

Jen said...

So sweet...I could totally feel it!
And your pics are fabulous.

Bridget said...

Wow, these pictures are fantastic! And I love the story that goes with them, too.

Kimberly {YeP, they are all mine} said...

And I'm crying, AGAIN. You're killing me with these love ones.

Dani said...

Su-pah sweet!

It's strange...but I think I had that moment with The Mr. after we were married. It's profound.

sloan said...

geez, kim, your joy of love posts have been amazing! This story is so great - and your photos are even greater, LOVE them - how did you do them? Simple self timer? Holding camera above you? But they're so GOOD!!

Thanks for your kudos for the little bug - yes, our girls really would be fast friends - better make sure you bring them with you this summer when we go for that bike ride ;-) And, like you, I truly can't wait to see what she does with it all!

Amanda said...

Beautiful post! I love this. I did not do joy of LOVE today, but I probably should have. Instead I posted about my imperfections, and I really appreciate your comment. It's nice to know I am not alone in my feelings.

{Amy} said...

love this. love the photos too, so cute of you two! and you know i am such a loser i never even STARTED the joy of love thing, let alone finish it. i'm a loser baby, so why don't you kill me...

Amy said...

Those are great photos. YOu guys sound like a great couple.

Way to jump back into the assignments, I am trying to catch up - I'll get there sooner or later!

Melissa said...

Love the head shot and your story!

Kristin said...

Yeah Oahu! I love the pic of you two together. I could feel the love in your story and I can see it in your picture. Very nice job and I bet you're glad to have it. I need to get a fun one of the hubs and I together....not for us but for the kids!

Kerri said...

I sure am enjoying your Joy of Love pictures and stories...does it have to end...cause you're way good at it!
You guys are such a great couple...and so cute too!

serialswooper.com said...

<3

gabe said...

love those photos. . .again!

what a fun story and it isn't it amazing to think that it just sort of clicked into place in the moment?

Erin from Skoots and Cuddles said...

awwwwww! love the post and the photos!

Amy said...

Love the photos and love the story to go with them even more.

My Interior Life said...

So sweet and heartfelt. I think I would've kicked Sheryl off that bed!

...with ♥, SB said...

wow.. this sounded like a love story in the making!

Nicolle said...

Oh Kim, that is beautiful!!!! I thought of you yesterday, when I was on the North Shore. I have actually thought of you a lot this trip....wondering about all the little places I went, and if they were your favorites! :) I head home for Texas tonight. When I get home and get my thoughts collected, I will do a few vacation posts. My sister in law and I sat down last night to write out all the things we did and places we went, and it took up 5 pages of a small notepad! :))