A Smile For Your Sunday

For the Married Couples Out There
Author Unknown-

woman awakes during the night to find that her husband was not in their

She puts on her robe and goes downstairs to look for him.

finds him sitting at the kitchen table with a hot cup of coffee in front of him.
He appears to be in deep thought, just staring at the wall.

She watches
as he wipes a tear from his eye and takes a sip of his coffee.

the matter, dear?’ she whispers as she steps into the
‘Why are you down here at this time of night?’

The husband looks up from
his coffee, ‘I am just remembering when we first met 20 years ago and started
dating. You were only 16. Do you remember back then?’ he asks

The wife is touched to tears thinking that her husband is so
caring, so sensitive. ‘Yes, I do’ she replies.

The husband pauses. The
words were not coming easily. ‘Do you remember when your father caught us in the
back seat of my car?’

‘Yes, I remember,’ said the wife, lowering herself
into a chair beside him.

The husband continues. ‘Do you remember when he
shoved the shotgun in my face and said,
you marry my daughter, or I will send you to jail for 20

remember that, too’ she replies softly.

He wipes another tear from his
cheek and says… ‘I would have gotten out today.’

Published in: on March 7, 2010 at 4:28 pm  Leave a Comment  

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