Mirror, mirror on the wall

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away…

I moved in with my husband to be. We were crazy about each other and spend all our free time together. He would take long, hot showers and write me messages in the steamy mirror. I looked forward to waking up every morning and finding the ‘love note’ he left for me before he went to work. Then only days after our Honeymoon he was send to the desert. I told the cleaning lady not to touch the mirror until he returns. His words on the glass were the only ones he spoke to me for months. Actually, until Leena forgot and wiped them clean. But let’s keep it romantic.

Fast forward half a decade and I am the one cleaning the mirrors. He still takes showers in the morning before work, but they are not long enough to steam the glass. Even if he left me a message, I wouldn’t notice it. Life is too fast and my time alone in the morning is limited to an episode of Sid the Science Kid. Things change.

This weekend we stayed at a hotel. Little J slept in, room service brought us breakfast and there was no rush. I walked into the bathroom after Husband took a shower and found a message on the mirror every woman wants to hear from her men. Little J followed me and asked why there were letters on the mirror. Then he climbed up and wrote his favorite letter and drew a circle. And I drew a happy face.

It was just like the old days, only better. I miss those days sometimes. But I know we had them so that we could have this, now. And forever happily ever after.

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  1. Posted September 8, 2011 at 01:36 by Kiddothings | Permalink

    What a wonderful story Stasha. I love this. Why didn’t you share the message your husband wrote? Yes, I know I’m nosy.
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    • Posted September 8, 2011 at 20:27 by Stasha | Permalink

      Well let’s say it was steamy like the mirror. I will leave it up to interpretation.

  2. Posted September 8, 2011 at 02:18 by [email protected] Wants This | Permalink

    See, he hasn’t forgotten his love notes to you. And now you have one more love note writer. Life is good.
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  3. Posted September 8, 2011 at 02:51 by Sherry | Permalink

    So happy for you! xoxoxoox

  4. Posted September 8, 2011 at 06:06 by RoryBore | Permalink

    Nosy or romantic? I want to see the hubby love note too!!! LOL
    It’s amazing what can happen in life when we just sloooow down.
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    • Posted September 8, 2011 at 20:29 by Stasha | Permalink

      Steamy note on the steamy mirror. Not sharing ;) You are so right, wish we could slow down life on demand.

  5. Posted September 8, 2011 at 07:11 by Kim | Permalink

    This is so sweet, both the memory and recent. Some days it feels like we’ll never get that quality alone time that we used to have before children, but with every passing year I see that it is possible in a way. It won’t ever be the same, as our children will be on our minds and the topic of conversation; however, I treasure our date nights now that our girls are old enough that I feel comfortable leaving them with a babysitter. But I do miss those days and nights when it was just my husband and me :)

    • Posted September 8, 2011 at 20:34 by Stasha | Permalink

      It must be a natural progression. We have children so we don’t get fed up with each others company. Or not, my friend and her man are madly in love and together all day every day perfecting the state of idle. I thing longing is fine and natural, as long as it doesn’t take over reality. I miss being spontaneous and in charge of my days, sometimes.
      Just imagine all the time we will have for blogging when kids go to college. Just hope we will have something to write about…

  6. Posted September 8, 2011 at 08:18 by Theresa | Permalink

    This is so sweet, made me cry a little. SO nice that you got to remember a bit of those days and bring them back a bit.
    Thanks for linking up with me Babycakes!!
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    • Posted September 8, 2011 at 20:34 by Stasha | Permalink

      Love your linkup! Thank you for letting me fake wisdom ;)

  7. Posted September 8, 2011 at 08:24 by Ally | Permalink

    That gave me goose bumps! So sweet and romantic.
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  8. Posted September 8, 2011 at 10:19 by Linda Medrano | Permalink

    I actually choked up when I read this. How wonderful and sweet life can be. You are having the “happily ever after” and I’m so glad!
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    • Posted September 8, 2011 at 20:36 by Stasha | Permalink

      Thank you Linda, i love reading your fairy tales too.

  9. Posted September 8, 2011 at 12:05 by Just Jennifer | Permalink

    This is so nice! Thanks so much for sharing something so special.
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  10. Posted September 8, 2011 at 16:17 by Valeria | Permalink

    That post me brought me memories also from 10 yrs ago. Life did change a lot, in a good way.
    What a beautiful post and great message from Little J
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    • Posted September 8, 2011 at 20:38 by Stasha | Permalink

      Thank you Valeria. speaking of changes, that is the topic for next week Monday Listicles. I will send you the link to the post by Deborah who chose the topic. I look forward to you sharing your changes!

  11. Posted September 8, 2011 at 17:13 by Runnermom-jen | Permalink

    Awww, love this mushy, romantic side! So sweet :)

  12. Posted September 8, 2011 at 18:01 by Jason | Permalink

    Very nice hun… For those who must know the message was PG-13.

  13. Posted September 8, 2011 at 18:05 by Rach (DonutsMama) | Permalink

    I love it. Very sweet!
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  14. Posted September 8, 2011 at 20:21 by Irina | Permalink

    That is such a sweet post! Bill used to leave me little love notes on the kitchen table bc he always go up before me. Now we get up together, and he drives me in to work, but sometimes I wish I would find one of those notes in my purse or my lunch bag :) . Cherish every little moment/memory you create with your wonderful family!
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    • Posted September 8, 2011 at 20:40 by Stasha | Permalink

      I am sure when you least expect it it will be there. And then before you know it post its saying ‘I luv you Mommy’ from Sam will be in your lunch bag…

  15. Posted September 8, 2011 at 20:56 by deborah l quinn | Permalink

    So good to find those moments of connection where you remember–oh, right, we’re actually not JUST parents-of-kids but are, you know, grownups, with history and memories and romance. Lovely.
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  16. Posted September 9, 2011 at 02:14 by jenni | Permalink

    Only can a Hot Mamma get a PG13 note on the steamy bathroom mirror. Of a hotel room no less…keep rockin it Stasha!!

  17. Posted September 9, 2011 at 10:30 by Mama, Hear Me Roar | Permalink

    Awww… I never get messages on my mirror nowadays. There isn’t any steam to speak of! Maybe it’s because I leave the bathroom door open so I can hear what the kids are up to with the baby.

    I love how you look at the past – a doorway to present joys. Wisdom, that.
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  18. Posted September 9, 2011 at 22:00 by Amanda | Permalink

    So sweet! That reminds me that I used to write messages in lipstick on the mirror for my Hubs when I had to leave before he was up. Maybe I’ll do that again soon… you know, just to help keep the spark alive! ;)
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  19. Posted September 10, 2011 at 14:12 by jacqui | Permalink

    I love this! And I love that you’re keeping your husband’s message secret and making us wonder. It sounds like you are very loved by the two men in your life!
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  20. Posted September 12, 2011 at 11:10 by Jessica | Permalink

    Life does change when we have kids and things get busy. Glad you were able to get away for the weekend and have a small remembrance of what life used to be like for you.
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