In Another 30 Years…

They were sifting through the clearance make-up section together. Him and her.  Probably married for 45 years or more.  She was clearly looking for the right color, the right shade to make her look like the girl he married.  He’d find a color, hold it up and she’d take a look.  She would gently shake her head no and he would continue on his search. A search he did not seem to mind being on. I couldn’t take my eyes off them which probably made the person behind me frustrated because I was not unloading my groceries quickly enough for her.  I don’t usually delay in things like grocery shopping but I certainly did that day.  The husband eventually looked up and met my eyes.  I smiled.  He smiled. My heart was full. Because I want Chris Beall to be there when I need help finding the right shade of blush or the perfect mascara that won’t clump especially when I get to the place in life where my eyelashes start to thin.  I want Chris Beall to accompany me to the grocery store when we are retired because it’s the big outing of the day.  I want to share my plate at a restaurant with Chris Beall because we have gotten to the place where we can’t eat a full plate on our own. I can’t imagine growing old with anyone else. I love that Chris Beall.

10 thoughts on “In Another 30 Years…”

  1. We will be in the car and my Hubs and I will plan on where we want to go, what restaurants we will eat at, even what a day at home will be…..One of the kids will yell from the back “Are we going on a trip” and the Hubs will yell back “No, your mother and I are just planning what life will be when yall are out of the house…..” And then we giggle – because we just cant wait to enjoy that adventure even while we absolutely adore the adventure we are on now!

    I know what you mean – I dont want anyone else sitting with me but my Hubs – although I might trade him sometimes for a few grandkids to fill in from time to time….

  2. That is about the sweetest thing I have read in a long time. It was a wonderful “thought” to start the morning with…and a cup of coffee, of course!

    I pray that Chris Beall and you have all “that” and more!!

  3. Love this post. I can’t help but watch older couple who look like they are in love and imagine myself and my husband in 30 or so years. A lot of great life has to happen between now and then, but that will be a sweet time! I’m determined! 🙂

  4. Awww! How sweet! Joe and I are celebrating 10 years this year. I don’t know how I got along without him. God made us for each other. Its so awesome. And I am so excited to think about spending another 50 or 60 years with him. I’m not even kidding about how much I love that man. He is fantastic!
    (BTW I think I know which grocery store you are talking about, and if I’m right, they had some good colors in there when they first set it out. I was sorely tempted to get some. But it wasn’t in the budget!)

  5. I know that God is all i need but in my humanity, I don’t know who I’d be or what i do without you. I’m thankful you’ve given me grace. I’m grateful we have the opportunity to be old, gray, and thankful for every season we had the opportunity to walk through together. Also, please forgive my previous misuse of commas. thanks

  6. That is sooooo sweet! You are both so lucky to have each other. I love my hubs the same too and we jokingly say that when we are old and sitting in our rocking chairs on our front porch we would take up smoking again and who would mind??? just kidding but if you are an ex-smoker you would know what I mean… 🙂

  7. What an encouragement you are! I love to think about all that is to come in marriage. We’ve almost been married a year. With as quickly as this first year has FLOWN by….i know the years will as well. I’m hanging on to every moment I get. How blessed we are with such wonderful men 🙂

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