Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Day I Became a Queen

I walked into the choir room excited because today the choir would be rehearsing with a live band.  Just as I sat down I spied the guy on the drums and caught my breath.  I couldn't take my eyes off of him. Who was he?  I needed to know.  I never experienced such a "hit" before.  Why was my heart racing?  I figured he must be a college student, I knew I would never see him again.  Oh, well.

A few weeks later,  the school had to rearrange classes and homerooms.  I walked into my new class and there he was, blond, blue-eyed, long hair, and ready smile. And he was smiling at me.  His seat was behind mine.  He kept talking aloud to himself "really to me" so I could turn around and ask him to be quiet.  Over and over again.

One day, I heard the words, "A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse."  So I looked through my book and found a picture of a great bronze horse, turned and said, "Here, my lord.  A bronze horse.  Now be quiet, would you please."

As I turned back to my book, he said, "Now my lady, I give you all I have. My kingdom is yours. You are now my queen."

Thrilled to my toes at such a proclamation, I wondered what the kingdom of a fifteen year old boy would look like.

37 Valentine's Days later, the thrill is still there, the passion is still there, and when we look into each other's eyes, we are still fifteen.  He has been true to those words he spoke so many years ago. He took a shy, self-deprecating young girl and made her feel like a beautiful queen. Over and over.

Thus his name, I knighted this angel of mine, QueenMaker.

Now onto more Valentine's Day Spin Cycles that will  make your heart sing.


Anonymous said...

This was wonderful - just wonderful.


Y'all are going to make a sap out of me yet, aren't ya?

Jan from the Sushi Bar

Captain Dumbass said...

Aw. My queen is 19 weeks pregnant, retaining water and sleeping 20 hours a day. I'm thinking this Valentine's will be a quiet one.

Sprite's Keeper said...

You just killed me. I loved loved loved this! I'm mush now. You're linked! (And I think I love your husband a little bit too!)

VandyJ said...

Magic moment last a lifetime, don't they? Happy Valentine's Day!

Maureen said...

Cute story!

CaJoh said...

Stopping by from the Spin Cycle…

That is an amazing story. Even more amazing is that you both are still together.

Thanks for sharing,

~The South Dakota Cowgirl~ said...

You are a lucky, lucky woman. I loved this story- and what makes it better yet is that it's true!

Patty O. said...

Wow! I love it! A true romantic. This was a great post.

Chris said...

This stirs me. I know you just commented on my "True Love" post... the topic of high school sweethearts, making a life together, things working, love clicking, it all woos me. You're VERY fortunate.

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