(Photo credit Dr. Manny Saltiel, who is also the father of my darling daughter-in-law.)
When I was single, I was anxious about almost every first date. I wondered: Could he be the one? Would he find me amusing? Was my lipstick smearing? Was his smile genuine? But when I first went out with my husband, Jeff, there were no such anxious thoughts, nor any awkward silences. From the moment we introduced ourselves, we fell into easy conversation for hours. I had the odd sensation that somehow, Jeff was not a new person in my life, but an old friend whom I simply hadn’t met until that evening.