She puts on her robe and goes downstairs to look for him.
She finds him
sitting at the kitchen table with a cup of hot cocoa in front of him. He
appears to be in deep thought, just staring at the wall. She watches as
he wipes away a tear from his eye. "What's the matter, dear?"
whispers as she steps into the room.... "Why are you down here at this
time of night!?"
The husband looks up from his drink, "It's the 20th
Anniversary of the day we met."
She can't believe he has remembered and
starts to tear up.
The husband continues, "Do you remember 20 years ago
when we started dating? I was 18 and you were only 15," he said
Once again, the wife is touched to tears thinking that her
husband is so caring and sensitive. "Yes, I do" she replies.
pauses....... The words were not coming easily. "Do you remember when
your father caught us in the back seat of my car?"
"Yes, I remember"
said the wife, lowering herself into a chair beside him.
continued. "Do you remember when he shoved the shotgun in my face and
said, Either you marry my daughter or I will make sure you spend the
next 20 years in prison?"
"I remember that, too" she replied softly...
He sighed as he wiped another tear away from his cheek and said,
would have gotten out today."