I had a dance scholarship to a junior college here in texas. It was in East Texas and it was college drillteam. The football team, drillteam and cheerleaders all had to be at the college and dorms before everyone else because there of the football games starting the first week of school and we had to be prepared. I met a boy named Scot. He was a linebacker on the football team and was a year older than me. That meant that the sophomore girls on my dance team all knew him and they warned me to stay away. I did not heed that warning and i had met my first true love. We dated my whole freshman year and most of my sophomore year. I loved him with all my heart and i know he loved me. It was young love though and we had different plans for our futures that took us in different directions. Long distance love is hard and especially hard on young college kids.
Back to the song, Bob Seger had always been one of my favorites since i was a young girl. My mom loved him too and had all his albums. When this movie came out and this song was on the soundtrack, i bought it that week. It sang of a love i wanted. It was a love that i always dreamed of . I hoped that a man in my life would feel this way for me.
The movie was on last night and i bet it had been at least 10 years since i saw it. When this song came on and the love scenes were playing i focused on the words again and tears streamed down my face. It was an amazing feeling that 29 years later since i first heard this song, i found that love. It took me a while and many heartbreaks along the way with wrong relationships. I have a husband that loves me for all my good , bad and ugly. Todd proclaimed his love for me and never wanted to let me go. I live in his heart and he lives in mine. We have only been married a few months shy of 2 years so we most likely wont celebrate a 50 year anniversary (we're in our late 40's) but i cherish every minute i can. And i can say now that it was worth the wait.
Living inside my heart -Bob Seger