I eased inside the door.
He was already at our regular spot.
I couldn't wait to feel his warm hand on my cold face.
He had a tear in his eye.
I could see he tried to wipe it away.
Why the tear, I had asked.
I thought you may not come he said and took my hand in his.
Why would I not come I asked, I said I would be here.
I know he said but the snow is so deep I thought you may not make it.
I would hike, swim, ski. I would walk forever to be with you.
Would you walk with me the rest of your life, he asked, as my wife.
I had a tear in my eye.
I tried to wipe it away.
Why the tear he asked.
I thought you would never ask.
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