That’s a nice thing about marriage– we can share dreams.
Sure, we each have to give up some dreams, but how neat it is that other, new, together dreams come to take their place.
Someone quote me on that.
So, I wasn’t even sure what “marriage” goals to make for this year. I think I wrote three things. But how great it is, that our lives are not bound to our New Year goals lists 🙂
Vitaliy is a naturally sporty guy. I mean, he’s good at sports. I mean, he is especially talented in strenuously sporty things. He taught himself to kayak. He skis incredibly well. He rock climbs….
And yes, he still married me.
You know, he’s been so nice about fitting himself to what I enjoy– sitting in a café with a tea or coffee. It took a few years, but he’s doing it himself now, with joy.
So … I know he wants us to do sporty things together. It’s been put off a bit by pregnancy and small, breastfeeding babechkas (babies).
But today was the day. I remember skiing once as a teen. I don’t really like it. But! Now I’m 40. My life is renewed somehow. And I also need to mention that Vitaliy is a fabulous teacher. Patience out the roof, and an uncanny ability to analyze and explain small steps of doing something successfully.
I’m also ready to learn –this was not always so. And from him–this was not always so either.
Today was more than awesome. We went to a small skiing hill in Kiev, and … I really liked all of it. The terrifying moments, falling (about 3-4 times), learning to lean on the outside leg to turn, etc. Wow. We had so much fun. And it was romantic. And we laughed and smiled and chatted. Riding the ski lift might be my favorite part. 😀 I improved remarkably fast, and it soon became a lot of fun.
Us, at the bottom of the hill:
Us at the top of the hill–Kiev in the background:
Well, my favorite part was this: Sometimes, he would hug me from behind, put his skis outside of mine, and we skied down the hill like this. He’s that good. … It was so fun. (He said he taught Skyla to ski this way. With her, he can actually lift her up to make certain moves.)
Cool. We did his dream! And it was awesome! Let’s do it again!