Spent about 10 hours this weekend putting the finishing touches on a couple of chapters of my book. One of the chapters involved a period of several weeks where Marathon Girl and I had to decide if we actually wanted to pursue a relationship with each other. At the time we were both dating other people and there were issues of becoming involved with a young widower that made Marathon Girl hesitant to pursue any sort of relationship with me. We hashed these issues out over a period two weeks before deciding to take a chance and see if we could make things work.
It's been about six months since I've read these chapters and reading and rewriting sections of them made me fall in love with Marathon Girl all over again. I had so much fun reading them those chapters that I read parts of them to Marathon Girl and we spend two hours last night recalling how there were a thousand different things that could have happened that could have scuttled our relationship. But somehow the most amazing things happened so that things worked out between the two of us.
It's been over three years since we decided to see if we could make things work. And last night sitting on the couch, remembering our early days together, made me remember how fortunate I am to have Marathon Girl as a wife, mother of our children, and best friend. I have no regrets about that decision.
I think it's the best one I ever made.