I was on the phone with my (newly-engaged) Jenifer on Thursday when she said "cakes" to her significant other. It's the petname they have for each other. Babycakes or cakes. They call each other babycakes.
It brought back memories of when JB and I were almost and newly married. He had to be touching me all the time. He'd hold my hand while driving and periodically plant a kiss on my fingers.
Nowadays, it's rare that we are in the same vehicle at the same time. Needless to say, there is no hand kissing going on.
It used to be that every day when he came home from work, he'd greet me with a hug like he hadn't seen me in years.
Nowadays, he comes in and pats the dog on the head, then gets a beer and goes ebaying until dinner.
I envy Jenifer and Daniel and what they have going on right now--mainly, because I remember what it was like.
I don't know where it went. I can't even tell you when it left.
All I know is how wonderful it made me feel.