Yes, I am…I love a good love story, song, video of a couple getting married. You name it, I like it. I have always been that way, since I was a girl. One of my favorite movies about love and romance is “Mahogany”. I was about 13 when I saw Diana Ross and Billy Dee Williams in that movie. That also started my admiration of Billy Dee Williams. I know you all are laughing, but it’s true. She was a fashion design student that left Chicago to pursue her modeling/designer career. Then the photographer had this obsession with her and the whole thing became…..ummm complicated.
My favorite quote from the film is made by Brian (Billy Dee Williams) to Tracey (Diana Ross) “Let me tell you something…success is nothing, NOTHING without someone you love to share it with.” Remember I was 13 and thought, I want a love like that. My head was in the clouds after I left the movie, and my thoughts and perception of love have always been romantic and in the clouds.
I wasn’t a fan romance novels though, I just believed in love and happily ever after. Probably should have read the romance novels, huh? I just wanted the happy ending for anyone I knew that was in love. I was a dreamer, boy meets girl, they fall in love, get married, buy a house with a white picket fence and have 2.5 kids.
Then reality set in and I fell in love and saw how it really works. I wanted everything to be perfect, I wanted to be the last thing he thought about at night and the first thing he thought about in the morning. I thought about him that way. Didn’t work that way, he was 18, this was our first time away from home and he didn’t “act” right. I had to do some growing up and turned to my girlfriends for advice when I went home on the weekends. A little crying, planning a blanket party and then saying forget about him is how we did it. Do you all know what a blanket party is??
I can see a movie or video and will watch it and smile like I know they people personally. I love when people are in love. I love my husband, dearly, he’s not the most romantic man, but he tries…sometimes. Bless his heart. Enjoy this video, it’s kind of long but the video captures his love for her. Read their story here on Black and Married With Kids.
Life, love, children, divorce and finding love again is the reality for me. I’m still a romantic at heart….