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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2013, 11:36 AM

10. I remember the first time

My then-husband-to-be told me I was beautiful. Early morning. Rough night, no make up, un-showered, no "maintenance" whatsoever. I hadn't even brushed my teeth. He looks at me right in the eyes and says "God you're beautiful" I didn't understand the compliment back then. He was completely sincere, but he meant more than physical appearance. He meant the whole person. At that point in my life, I hadn't met any men who even thought like that. It seemed to be it was all about the superficial package I presented--make up, dress, figure, style. I wasn't fond of that bullshit, not at all. So I meet this man who 'gets' it-- and he still gets it.

Do I still play dress up now and again? Sure. But I never feel any pressure at all, because that man will look at me after a 12 hour work day, at my emotional and physical worst, and still, after 21 years together he'll say "God you're beautiful" and he's still talking about the whole person.

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