What I Need

After all this time, though it’s only been 2 years, I’m not sure I can say I chose him. Instead, I believe he was chosen for me. The old saying is true: “You don’t always get what you want. But you always get what you need.”

On my crazy days, he says I’ve lost my mind. On bad days, he says everything will be OK. On days when I can’t take on the world, he reminds me I don’t have to take it on alone.

No, I didn’t choose him. But I am choosing to stay with him. When far away an interrupted cry says LEAVE! ABANDON SHIP! I smile and remember that’s the crazy, the bad, the frustrated talking.

Then, I remember my promise of friendship, love, and loyalty. I choose to keep this promise to my husband, whom I love and need.

My response to Sue Vincent’s
#writephoto prompt, choices,
Lost for #RDP #Ragtag Daily Prompt,
and “Prosery #1” at

I’ve been wanting to explore flash fiction for some time now. This is not fiction, but it’s a start. 🙂

16 thoughts on “What I Need

    • We met through a writing group and started out 1700 miles apart. We seem not to have much in common on paper. But we were friends right from the beginning. We believe it was fate, kismet, karma, destiny… Call it what you will, we believe we were meant to be together. But if I had thought about it too much, or filled in too many details, I would have missed a great man!

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