An Amazingly Simple Night…

It’s been a while since I’ve put some words on this here e-crib of mine. Blame a full time job, a full time school load, and trying to maintain some semblance of a social life for that one. I decided to break my unintentional hiatus here with some thoughts that popped up this evening while on my drive home…

This evening I had the pleasure of finally meeting the boyfriend of one of my “big sisters.” Funny how I call her my big sister, but she needs a stepstool to hug me. 😉 Anyway…he and I clicked like we had known each other for years. I guess all of the trash talking we had done through her for the last couple of months built our rapport before we ever met each other. This isn’t about me, though. It is 100% all about them. What I witnessed tonight was one of the most beautiful displays of love I think I’ve seen in a very long time. It’s not because there were rose petals laid out all over the floor, or overt displays of affection (neither were present), but just because everything felt so…right. Anybody that knows me knows that I absolutely hate being a third wheel. Something about being single around a couple has always rubbed me the wrong way, but this time? Not even. They were so at ease with each other and with me that it felt like it was just three friends sitting around joking, laughing, and waiting to eat dinner, rather than a boyfriend, his woman, and her friend doing the same. The air in the house was just…light. No time for arguing, no time for ridiculousness, just genuine time spent with one another (and with me), and it was just absolutely perfect.

To be honest, it gave me hope. If I’m going to be honest with myself, I know I get really despondent about relationships sometimes, but watching them renewed my faith in a sense. It reminded me that true love doesn’t have to have this element of discontent and contention to it. I really feel like my friend and her man have the whole concept of “it’s the little things that matter” down pact. While I was engaging with them and cracking jokes the entire time, I was also taking mental notes. The way they talk to each other, the way they consider each other’s opinions, how hospitable each of them were to each other and to me, how you can literally feel the love they have for one another as soon as you walk into the room where both of them are…it left me feeling inspired. I needed to be reminded that it’s possible to feel that way about someone and to have them feel that way about you, and for it to just be…right. Man! I wish ya’ll could have been there…

Needless to say, I’m extremely happy for my friend. I’m so happy that he makes her happy and treats her well and that she walks around with a constant smile on her face because she deserves it. They fit each other well, they compliment each other well, and I feel like they work really well together. I’ve gotten a glimpse into what I hope my future looks like one day, and I am so extraordinarily blessed to have been in their presence for the short time that I was…thanks for the hope and the excellent example that you’ve set for me…

Between The Foreign Exchange being in heavy rotation, and having witnessed an amazing couple tonight, I feel like I’m going to have some great dreams. Everyone reading this – remember love is possible, necessary, and beautiful. Until next time, I leave you with one of my favorite lines from The Foreign Exchange that sums up exactly how I feel after tonight…

“Good people/good lovin’/good music in my life/
It makes me happy/so happy”

The Foreign Exchange – Happiness

    • Marcia Mayne
    • February 16th, 2011

    Hey Libra Lady from another Libra Lady.
    Love your blog!

    • Starita34
    • February 16th, 2011

    ❤ ❤ ❤ Beautiful LLL. I'm so glad that you and your friends had such a lovely night. Seeing love is always inspiring to me as well.

    • Girl, I almost sobbed when I left…

      Ok, not really, but they were really adorable and really inspiring even though I know they weren’t trying to be. 🙂

    • Cheekie
    • February 16th, 2011

    WOW. I’m typing this from my phone and I was just on my way to sleep when I saw your tweet. Firstly, because I was happy to see you off of your hiatus and secondly, the title grabbed me. I’m so glad I did! Your “big sister” is also mine and I am SO happy you got to finally meet him! Epic! I can’t even describe how this post made
    me feel (and I can’t even fully imagine how it is to witness such a display of natural love in person), but let’s just say I’m heading to bed with a smile on my face…

    • Yay! I’m glad you checked it out as well. I FINALLY got to meet this man (who I was convinced didn’t exist outside of epic storytime), and he was everything that she described him to be, which makes me beam on the inside for her. I had a hard time putting into words what I felt like when I left the house, but somehow I got it out and it made some sense…

    • MsEsquire77
    • February 17th, 2011

    I was sooo touched when I read this! Larry is the answer to many prayers and he made me believe that love was possible. I’m glad that other people can see and feel that when we’re together.

    Thank you for this post and thanks for being my baby sis 🙂

    • I definitely saw it, felt it, and can only hope that I experience love like that one day. I love you, big sis! You deserve every ounce of the happiness you have. 🙂

      • Cheekie
      • February 17th, 2011

      I cannot wait to see ya’ll together in person. Beleeeee DAT.

        • MsEsquire77
        • February 17th, 2011

        He’ll definitely have to come over and be amazed by our collective awesomeness!!

        • Starita34
        • February 17th, 2011

        “He’ll definitely have to come over and be amazed by our collective awesomeness!!”

        i.e. “I can’t go a whole 4 days without a lil butter on my roll” 😉 lol

  1. *like* *like* *like* *like* *like* *like*

    this is so beautiful. i love love. thanks for sharing. i too am happy for your/my “big sis” 🙂

    *off to bask in the hope of love*

    • Girl I have been basking all day! I’ve been in this oddly good, positive, beaming mood today…although it may have something to do with the fact it’s gorgeous in DC today, I’m still going to mostly attribute it to Shon and Larry…:-)

      *leans back on beach chair perched on the sand of love* lol

    • sanen85
    • February 17th, 2011

    Awwww. I get just as despondent sometimes, and I can honestly say that thinking of how happy Shonnerz is does make me feel hopeful. I can’t imagine what it’s going to be like to see that in person.

    • Bring a tissue! And a small violin…

      And your jokes, because he’s hi-friggin-larious…:)

  2. Starita34 :

    “He’ll definitely have to come over and be amazed by our collective awesomeness!!”

    i.e. “I can’t go a whole 4 days without a lil butter on my roll” ;-) lol

    This foolishness…though I think Star is oddly on point 😉

      • Cheekie
      • February 17th, 2011

      *DIES @ Star’s translation*


  3. This made my heart float man. I’m filled with happiness for everyone on this post and.. Oh my. 🙂

    • keisha brown
    • February 19th, 2011

    *adds to the chorus of awwws…
    that is all.

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