Dear Sambag: Life Works Out
Was in love with my best friend in the 70s. Felt he had feelings too but never did anything. I hated who I was and did all the manly things to be straight. Sports cars etc. I overcame it in college and met my soulmate. We were together 30 years. I lost him in a car accident and was devastated. My friend married in college. We grew apart but he knew I was gay by my early 20s. Didn’t seem to bother him despite his Mormon upbringing.
His wife died last year of ovarian cancer and he was devastated. Saw him around town from time to time and we’d talk briefly. Two weeks ago, talked and was having a rough time. I recommended a grief counseling group I’d been to. He called me last week and thanked me. Then asked if I’d have breakfast.
Subject came up as to how I met Ken, then he asked me when I realized I was gay. I blurted out when I met you. His head dropped and I felt terrible. I apologized and he looked up. He had wet eyes. Smiled and said “we f*cked that up.”
I was shocked and confused. We left soon after not speaking. In the parking lot, he took my hand leaned over and lightly kissed my lips. “We should see if we can fix that.”
We went on a date Saturday. It was incredible. We ended with a long passionate kiss. Haven’t felt this good since Ken passed. Seeing him tonight and we have talked and texted for hours every day. I’m like a teen again. We are going slow, I’ve never slept with anyone but Ken, and he with only Diane. Needless to say we are both a little jittery. Just wanted to share!
This is wonderful. This is the most touching thing I’ve read/heard in a while. Thank you for reminding me that no matter what sh*t life brings, somewhere along good things can happen and maybe I should learn to embrace them more.http://sambagblog.com/2018/02/01/dear-sambag-life-works/http://sambagblog.com/gallery/2018/02/Dear-Sambag-Life-Works-Out1-640x405.jpghttp://sambagblog.com/gallery/2018/02/Dear-Sambag-Life-Works-Out1-120x76.jpgDear SambagGay Issues