The Obamas

I find equal amounts of happiness and sadness in this image and similar ones of the president and the first lady. Happiness because there is something heart-warming about seeing our president and his wife clearly in love with each other. Sadness because I see that image, and I say to myself "That is what I want." As I indicated in my first post, it isn't so much the sex that I miss with my wife after a two year absence, but it is that deep and genuine love that has been absent for...how long? Five years. Eight years. I don't know. I know we are not going to get it back, and I think we are both at peace with that. 

I'm two months away from turning 40, and I hope at some point down the road to find "that" ("that" referring to the above image) again. And you know what? I hope my wife finds "that" as well. She is an amazing person and a wonderful mother who fully deserves happiness and love in her life as well.

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone. 

runner49 runner49
36-40, M
5 Responses Feb 15, 2009

Ditto. I cried when they danced to "At Last" during the inaugural ball. Their obvious love was very touching and it made me so sad to know that part of my life was over.<br />
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At least for now. I'm an eternal optimist and pray that both myself (and my spouse, like you Runner) are able to have that experience again. *sigh*

It is beautiful.......

I concur with StandedInA and can only say that even in my fifties I still dream that one day I will find someone who really loves me just for me and not just because I'm behaving well for them at the moment. <br />
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Maybe we'll find it in the next life? Not really something to be excited about but some hope is better than no hope.

I concur with StandedInA and can only say that even in my fifties I still dream that one day I will find someone who really loves me just for me and not just because I'm behaving well for them at the moment. <br />
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Maybe we'll find it in the next life? Not really something to be excited about but some hope is better than no hope.

"That" would be wonderful, wouldn't it? I too wish I had that in a relationship. Unfortunately my life too isn't that and the dead parts of my feelings with my husband is realizing it wont ever be there again.........I wish I could wave a magic wand for all of us.