I adore the story of how I met my husband. As it happens, today marks a decade since that fateful night. Time is such a strange way to measure things because in some ways it means something and in other ways it means nothing at all!
I feel like we only met yesterday, our relationship still feels so new….and yet, I feel like I have known him forever. We just click that way. He is my family, my dearest friend, my creative go-to-guy, my biggest fan, my truest critic, and the love of my life.
I met my artist husband under a full moon while camping out at a wild life preserve. The evening, like the one below, was magical.
This Polyvore set, created by my artist hubby, depicts the night we met.
We were in costume…. I, as a gypsy, and Eric….a Renaissance artisan. I was on stage, drum in hand. I spun out a story that talked of following the heart, falling in love, and wishing on stars.
Up, he walked after my performance. He seemed more confident than I have ever known him to be since. In the distance we could see the wildlife moving in the shadows. The tents for the medieval reenactment group transported us to someplace far away, even though we were not far from our Texas roots.
We sat, visiting and clumsily falling over our words. I had a hedgehog in my pocket (see it in the corner of the picture he created?) and a little girl named Grace came to play with it…sitting right between us. I couldn’t help but think her name might mean something. I imagined myself someday telling someone that when we met, Grace sat between us. (I have said it at least two dozen times since.) And I think in that moment I let my heart wish for something MORE in my life and wonder if he might not just be IT.
Later that night he drummed and I danced under the moon and stars with the lake glistening in the background. I could feel the air thick with the stuff dreams are made of…that fairytales are spun from. That began a short long-distance romance followed by marriage within the year. We have been making beautiful music together ever since. (Sounds pretty sappy, but it is every bit true. )
Let the air be thick with possibility for you during this Autumnal New Moon. What do you wish for? Begin forming your wish in the comments below and let us all energize those dream seeds together! I have been crafting my life in the manner for some time now, letting the moon take me close to my dreams and letting my dreams spill out into my life. It is power… simple…. and energizing. Dig in with hope…. and who knows what dreams may come!