The Coffee Date

It was a nippy 35 degrees when I finally woke up at the not so early hour of 9:15 am. I know I’m a lazy one, but in my defense I did wake up at 3:00 am to add another blanket to my bed. Believe me, it was all I could do to crawl out from under the semi warmth of my zebra print comforter to fish around in my closet for another blanket and then scurry back into bed. The effort was well worth it though. Of course then the night sweats started, but that’s another story all together. Such are the joys of being 46 and in pre-menopause. Good Lord, but do I digress!

As I stated in my first sentence I finally woke up at 9:15 am. Cinders, my cranky yellow eyed black cat sang me the song of her hunger as I hopped on one foot into my wheelchair. Clad in a purple tank shirt and yellow boy shorts I expertly turned my chair around and headed out of my bedroom to turn up the thermostat. With Cinders following close behind I headed to my sliding glass door and opened the blinds. The sunlight poured over and warmed me while I waited for the heat to kick on. Cinders got hit with it too and rolled over on her belly, her hungry talk silenced for a moment or two by sweet sunshine.

Seated in my wheelchair, I watched as a black Ford Focus pulled up and stopped behind the cars in the parking lot. A woman carrying a cup of Joe from Starbucks stepped from the car and closed the door. As she began to walk to her apartment door entrance, the gentleman she was with stepped from his door and asked her to stop. He walked to her as she turned around, and he gave her a warm hug. His face was lit with a smile so genuine it made my heart skip a little faster. I could hear her laughter as they hugged each other. He leaned his head in and he kissed her. She wrapped her arms around his shoulders and held him tighter before they kissed again.

Their parting conversation wasn’t clear but you could tell it was jovial and warm, even as they stood outside in the cold morning. As he drove away, and she entered her apartment building, I knew that’s what I wanted someday, a coffee date, a kiss from a nice man, and a smile from him to light up my otherwise ordinary Sunday. I’m hopeful that in time it will happen.

 

10 thoughts on “The Coffee Date

    • I usually get up early for work. It’s been difficult to sleep and rise on any schedule since I’m on medical leave. I’ll be getting back to real life soon, so my sleep pattern should regulate itself.

      Love, Renee

  1. Yes, you do miss that at times. Even to just share things with some one you know cares and accepts you for who you are.
    Then with great love, spirit visited me and said, ‘when you learn to love yourself for exactly who you are, then you will release that ‘need’ to be with another. Then and only then will you attract someone unconditionally. While ever the ‘need’ is there, you will attract someone who will be the catalyst for healing that need’.
    But, just occasionally, even though I have released so many things, it would be great for a nice big gentle cuddle, because after all that, I’m still human, and the love of another is very warming to the heart.
    So my lovely friend, with great love from our friendship, I send you a very big gentle hug from me. May it at the least bring a smile. And at the most some warmth for your heart. Namaste

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