We always said we’d learn to dance when we got married.

But first there was a broken leg to prevent it, then there was always a baby belly or a baby in the way. 

We keep saying we’ll take dancing lessons when they’re older, laughing that by the time we get around to it we’ll probably be too old and decrepit to dance.

In the meantime, we side-step around each other at the sink as we wash and dry the dishes together.

Then we stop for a kiss in the middle of the kitchen and find ourselves swaying to the music.

Six years and no dancing lessons. But we’re learning the give and take, the lead and follow, the steps to this dance we dance together.

It doesn’t look quite like  Cinderella and Prince Charming twirling around at the ball, but I think we really did learn to dance when we got married.

Lots of Love,
the girl with two left feet

Remember when the sound of little feet was the music
We danced to week to week
Brought back the love, we found trust
Vowed we’d never give it up
Remember when
-Alan Jackson’s “Remember When

Five-Minute Friday: dance

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  1. Love, love, love this. So inspired that you’ve recognized the dancing you’re doing in the every day moments. I’ll remember that next time I get a hankering for some swing dancing (nearly 7 years and we haven’t learned yet :))

  2. Loved this so much, Gretchen. It’s been our story too so much of the time. The slow waltz of parenthood and marriage and holding onto each other in an orchestra of chaos 馃檪 Loved it so much it’s my featured Five Minute Friday post this week 馃檪


  3. I love, love, love this!

    However, I would like to clarify that I really DIDN’T try to copy you with the whole dancing in marriage thing and song lyrics. Really, truly. I was planning on doing that before I even read your post…you just got to write your’s first. 馃檪 So yes, now that that’s cleared up… 馃檪

  4. Miss G-

    Oh, I reckon your kinda dancing is the most important kind. Just in case you wanna learn, we’ll give you two lessons! Western swing, two-step, etc.