Whether it's on the porch, couch, in the car or at the counter eating together, we are often side by side. Even seated at a table in a restaurant, we always sit in adjoining seats. I only realized today when we chose a booth at lunch, how rarely I sit directly across from you.
The restaurant was all-but deserted, which meant my people-watching was limited to the man seated across from me. That's not a complaint in the least, in fact, it felt more like a date than a quick bite on a Tuesday afternoon while we were out for a Jeep ride.
It was your eyes that caught my attention. While I know they are green, they seemed today to be especially iridescent. Maybe it was the blue of your shirt, or the sunlight through the window, I don't know, but they just seemed to have more than the usual amount of twinkle. The well-earned laugh lines touch me to my core. I always wanted someone to grow old with, and those beautiful lines are evidence that you are doing that very thing with me.
Your face is full of sunshine - a mix of tan and pink from the sun. You lift your cap just the way my granddad used to - the only other farmer I ever loved. Your arms, full of poison ivy and raspberry scratches will always mark you as a hard working man. Your already-worn ring gives the impression that we've loved each other far longer than we have - a sentiment I've felt since the day I met you.
You eat with passion. Every morsel is savored, and you have this look when a particularly delicious bite touches your lips. With the simplest of lines, "I would never abandon a sandwich!" you make me laugh from the pit of my soul. Your humor is easy, fun and welcomed.
These are the moments I hope to remember forever, the feelings I wish I could bottle. This is how I fall in love with you again and again.
And you thought we were just having lunch.