How many of you recall the first kiss with your husband, wife, significant other…?
I remember the first kiss I received from The Captain very vividly.
The Captain and I had been friends for a year of so.
First, we started talking over the phone. Then he’d drop in for a visit. Out to dinner. The usual.
On this particular night we had been talking for hours. Knowing we both had to get up and go to work the next day, we continued to chat.
Getting to know eachother.
We knew each other but only casually. Hanging out with friends.
We finally decided we needed to wrap it up, part ways and get some sleep.
He walked to the door, I followed, as any good hostess would do.
Still chatting away, he opened the door. Out onto the stoop, still chatting.
I listened intently as he talked.
When it was my turn, and I don’t remember what I was saying, I was a couple of sentences into my topic when…
He kissed me and turned to leave.
I was shocked. And disappointed. I didn’t even get the chance to kiss back.
See, My Captain is a little shy. He’s a flirt. But when it comes down to it, he’s shy.
I wanted to yell, “Come back here!”
But he was in the truck and leaving by the time I got my thoughts together.
No long passionate, arms wrapped around eachother, kiss that went on forever.
No stop, let me take the gum outta my mouth like Richie and his girlfriend on Happy Days.
Just me standing on the stoop, in the dark, with my mouth hanging open, wondering what the heck just happened.
but a memory I will always cherish of my strong, confident but shy Captain.
So, again I ask…
Do you remember your first kiss with your life partner?
Did you see fireworks or stars?
Or were you left hanging, wondering what happened and hoping for more?