That's the number of years between me and my husband.
So what's the big deal?
If it were the number of sands in an hour glass, it wouldn't be very many at all.... on the other hand if it were the number of cars owned by one person, that would be a lot.
But really.... it's just a number.
There are times that he acts like he's in his thirties, and I act like I'm in my fifties. Then other times we both act like we are in our twenties.... Frankly, I was depressed after the divorce when I realized the men my age were still very immature. I even went out with a man 10 years older than me, and he was still just a big child. I was done. I decided if that was the way men were these days, then I wanted no part of it.
What happened to chivalry? What happened to romance and sweetness??
I have enough beefs about the way girls are being raised in this day and age... but the boys aren't being raised much better. I can say that, I have boys, and I hope I can teach them better than the other boys their generation are being taught.
David is the perfect old fashioned gentleman all wrapped up to look like a modern day man. He calls me names like 'darling', 'sweets' and 'doll'. He takes care of me, treats me like a lady - like a queen, actually - and proves he's my hero everyday.
You're only as old as you act, he always says.
We know when we go out in public there are those that think the worst of us. The world comes up with terrible terms like 'cradle-robber' or 'sugar daddy'. But the world doesn't know what we know. The world doesn't see how perfect we are for each other.
But thankfully, the Lord knew, and not only brought us together, but gave us the ability to not care what anyone thinks.
And we are thankful - SO thankful everyday!
Yep, 18 is just a number... just like 37, and 55.
When we're together, we don't think about the numbers. Age means nothing. When we're together, we are the same in every way.
Others may not get it, but we do.