Whenever I reconnect with a life-long friend after a lengthy absence, she always greets me with "Where have you been Susan?". And her question always carries a tone that is implicitly also asking me to provide an accounting of my life during the absence. That is not always an easy thing to do. However, since I've made the decision to return to blogging, I realize that perhaps my initial posts should at least attempt to address that question.
I also feel a need to apologize to my readers (if there are any of you left) for disappearing for so long without any explanation. I did not intend for that to happen. However, shortly after my last post, Barry developed a major health situation which was scary and life threatening. He is fine now, but it was scary for a while. Within three months of his situation, I also developed a major health issue. I, too, am also fine now. However, those two incidents were life changing for both of us. It brought our mortality to the forefront and caused each of us to re-evaluate how we look at life and what is important to us. We both realized how important life is to each of us; and how important we are to each other. We have made a number of decisions to allow us to attempt to not only live longer, but to enjoy life and each other to its fullest.
One of the first decisions we made was for each of us to fully retire (at an earlier age than we ever anticipated). We consider ourselves extremely lucky to have that as an option. We also made the decision to make every possible effort to fully enjoy each other and the life we have together.
One of the first changes we made was to more fully embrace the basic concepts of "Devotional Sex" (See devotionalsex.com). We had experimented with some of its concepts before. However, we had not fully embraced it. While we have made some modifications to what the author of the above website specifies, we love the basic concept and it has brought our sexual intimacy to a new level.
Another decision I recently made was to return to blogging to share our ongoing experiences and journey. I have come to the conclusion that it is important for me to do that. Barry has also indicated that he will attempt to share more openly with his own posts, so it will become a joint effort by the two of us. Our sexual journey has been an interesting one and life's recent events made us realize how lucky we are to be on that journey.
My/our first few blog entries will attempt to explain some of our activities and feelings regarding devotional sex. We'll then see where the blog leads us as we move forward.
Its good to be back.