-- Feeling Good by Nina Simone
Jeff and I had our first dance at our wedding to this song.
As I was thinking of names for my new blog, it struck me how perfectly these lyrics fit. When I told Jeff the name I'd chosen, he knew immediately what I was referring to. Our song.
Jeff and I loved to dance. We met on a dance floor in Palm Springs. During our first year together, when Jeff still lived in San Diego, we went out dancing almost every weekend. At the annual holiday party for Jeff's former work, we were always the first ones on the dance floor. Even when we said to each other, "We probably won't dance this year," we always did.
I'm so grateful now that we did so much dancing in our "younger days." I think that we'll find ourselves on a dance floor together again at some point in the future, but it will be very different, of course. Just like so many things we've encountered over the past 10 months ... we can still do most of them; we just do them differently than before. The same, but different.
I'm grateful that I still have my husband to live this new dawn, new day, new life with. In so many ways, it's still the same. And in so many other ways, it's completely different. But in the end, even when we have some awful days, we get through them ...
That's what I call ... feeling good.