I went with Bret tonight to a young business professionals meeting. His girlfriend is the president of their local chapter. He went for her and asked me to come along. It felt a little like a singles club but it was OK. He is just about to be officially engaged. They have already discussed it, the ring is on the way, the living arrangements are nearly set. I’m very happy for him. His girlfriend, Mollie, is good for him. They seem to me to be compatible and I think he has been happier since they met. I wish for them the kind of happiness that I have in my life.
All this got me thinking about how lucky I am to have D. She is perfect for me and since we met 11 years ago I have always been happy at home. I’ve had periods of discontent at work but never at home thanks to her. Now that I work from home it is that much better. I can’t imagine my life without her and I wouldn’t want to. I hope he looks back in a decade and feels the same way about Mollie.