Yesterday my husband and I got a chance to slip away from the kids for a few hours to enjoy a nice lunch and some shopping. Since we don't eat out alone much, when we do get the chance we like to go to some of our favorite restaurants! We chose sushi and it was wonderful. It turned out to be one of the best dates we have had in while.
We were finishing up our lunch when I noticed an elderly couple walk in and was seated at the table next to us. Normally it would have been something that would have distracted me, but for some reason I just couldn't help but be drawn towards these two.
They were just the sweetest and so old fashion. He pulled her chair out and wait until she was settled in to her seat before he sat himself. And their conversation just completely melted my heart. It was even a lovey dovey talk they were having, it was the way they looked at each other when they spoke. They were so in tune with one and other, like nobody else was in the restaurant with them, just the two of them.
I caught myself smiling, and staring of course. I continued to finish my meal and we waited for the check. As I waited, I found myself drawn back into their corner. I assumed they had been married for a long time, they were just so in love. And then, the moment that stole my heart, they leaned into each other, held hands, and prayed before their meal. I could help but think how amazing these two people were, whom I had even seen or met before in my life. They were truly special.
As my husband and I got up from our table to leave, my heart felt as if I needed to do something. I went to the counter and told the hostess that I wanted to pay for their meal. I felt as if it was something I had to do. Why?- I have no clue, it just felt right. Maybe it was because seeing this couple so in love, so much respect for each other, it was a way to say thank you for allowing me to see something so beautiful. For showing me that love never fails and lasts...
"The greatest thing you will ever learn, is just to love, and to be loved in return" -Anonymous