Like Minds Think Alike

It was Valentine’s morning around 8am and I was sitting on the edge of the bed. I opened the greeting card my wife had left for me and immediately began to laugh. Now, she had already left for work and thus was unable to enjoy seeing the display of joy on my face at that very moment. I looked over to where I had left her card on the pillow and it was still there. I wasn’t sure if she forgot to open it or to take it with her as she dashed from the house that morning. Nevertheless, I figured she’d just read hers when she got home from work.

I had placed it in my briefcase before I had left the house. Once I got to the office and I just had to say something to they guys in the office about my card. Once I told them, they all laughed at the story I had told, but were impressed by the card that I had received. All day long I just smiled inside and kinda shook my head on occasion as I reflected upon that morning. My wife and I emailed each other a number of times throughout the day, but I made no mention of the card at all.

Fast forward to later that evening. I got home before her, which is generally the case. What can I say, she does tend to work longer hours than I do…. but I work much much harder with the hours I am in the office… lol. Anyway, she got home and I sat down on my side of the bed and she sat on her side. I had placed my card back into the envelope as though I hadn’t opened it. It was easy cuz she doesn’t seal envelopes like I do, only folds the lip inside. So I sat there and watched her open her card and waited for her response. Almost immediately she began to laugh just as I had earlier that morning. She looked at me. I looked at her and said nothing. She hadn’t realized that I had already opened mine and knew that we had got each other the exact same card. So I glanced over to her and took my card out again and said “I already know… I opened mine this morning. I put it back in the envelope just for the effect. Well, at least I know we’re on the same page”. We both laughed and shook our heads at what had occurred. We exchanged stories about how we both had a number of different cards in the store while shopping, but somehow ended up with the same exact card. Note, I have not a clue as to when and where she got hers from. It wasn’t like we were in the store together now folks.

Anyway, a lot of cards hardly express true feelings when you read them. However the words in the card we got for one another were quite powerful and obviously brought out similar emotions. I tried to find an exact replica of the card online, but it doesn’t exist. So I’ll just share the words that were written…

I’ve Learned So Much From Loving You

Loving you has taught me
a thing or two-
that life can be
free and easy,
tough and complicated,
a smooth ride,
or a long hard climb…

I’ve learned that
the face I love
can smile a mile wide
and fill my day with sheer delight…
that the voice I love
can sweeten the night
with one whisper in my ear…

Yet that same face, that voice
can tell me things
that are hard to hear
about myself-
things I’d never thought of,
even things that put me in my place…

The real-life meaning of love-
the good, the bad,
the beautiful, the true-
I’ve learned all this and more
from loving you

One more thing. We attended a Valentine’s Sweetheart Dinner on Saturday night at the church and it was real nice. Good fellowship with other couples and an all around good time. During one of the games that were played that evening, we were asked to name one thing in our house that we want to throw away. It could’ve been anything that belonged to ourselves or that of our partner. We had to write the answer on a small note card. Most couples that read theirs had answers like old furniture or electronics. Come around to our table and we flipped the script. Keep in mind that we both guarded our answers until it was time to disclose them. My answer: my wife’s Redskins sun visor. Her answer: my Cowboys stuff. Ha ha…. I love that woman I tell ya…

I’m outta here…


G. Mo

9 thoughts on “Like Minds Think Alike”

  1. So many folks don’t believe in God. They need to read this because He makes miracles and brings folks together that were made for each other. Loving this post and the two of you.

    What you both need is a GIANTS SHIRT!

  2. I agree with 1969 (everything except the Giants comment)

    y’all are so made for eachother!!! that’s beautiful!

    Aye y’all go on ahead and throw out all that redskins and cowboys stuff and Whenever I see y’all next, I’ll have plenty of San Diego Chargers Memorabilia JUST for the TWO OF YOU so y’all can get on the RIGHT side of the field! LOL!

  3. all i can do is smile! i agree its hard sometimes or it takes time rather to really find a card that speaks to the heart…
    still smiling

  4. That’s when you know you’ve been with someone for a minute, you start doing the same stuff.

    *side note* my hubby exclaimed “That’s Chuck Brown!” (and immediately began singing) upon looking at the pics at the top of your blog. And proceeded to explain all the other pics to me. And all this time I just thought you’d posted some “ramdom” pics up there for decor. LOL. I was then informed that “everybody from DC knows what those pics are” *chuckle*

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