The Man in the Moon

The Man in the Moon

Blue Moon, Blood Moon, Super Moon, Micro Moon, Harvest Moon, New Moon, Wolf Moon, Snow Moon, and many other names for full moons are seemingly endless. It is fascinating looking up into the heavens and seeing that big satellite of Earth just hanging there in space and remembering that from the moon we are just another big ball in the sky suspended as well.

But no matter the season or what we are calling the moon…the full moon that I see every month or so reminds me of the evening I met my husband.

It was a fix up–by his MOTHER!  I had met this lovely lady at a bridal shower as I was seated at her table.  After a little conversation she said “I have just the man for you–my son!”

I cannot imagine what kind of look I gave her–panic, maybe? She insisted that my personality and his would be perfect. Sigh. How do you tell a nice lady: Thanks but no thanks?

I was not really into the dating scene but went out to a family gathering (his family) one evening because the lady was so nice to me and she was so excited. Somehow as the day drew near, I felt a little excitement too. And a whole lot of terrified…

Well the gathering turned out to be a lot of fun, full of laughter and good wine. I met the SON and he was perfectly normal–nice and polite, intelligent and had good conversation. I found that we had a great deal in common and that it was clear he was beloved by his mother, his sisters and all his friends.

When he asked me to dance, I really got nervous-because he was a very good dancer and while I enjoy dancing, I am not as graceful on the dancefloor as I would like to be. I know for sure I stepped on his feet twice and he was gentleman enough not to comment as he lead me through the dance.

At the end of the evening, as I was getting my purse and saying my goodbyes, he offered to walk me to my car.  Wow, I thought, a true gentleman!

And he did, he walked me to my car, opened the door for me and looked up.  “Full Moon” he said. And I said “Yes, very pretty.” He smiled, thanked me for coming and told me to drive safely home.

The full moon followed me all the way home. I remembered stories of the man in the moon I had heard as a child. The full moon had always fascinated me and I felt quiet comfort that the man in the moon was seeing me safely to my door. I had had a very nice evening but had no illusions of anything coming of it.

Needless to say I was wrong. We began dating shortly after that first evening. The full moon always reminds me of that night and he remembers it too because he often mentions it. He can be very romantic at times! And so it holds special meaning for us both, especially since I am still stepping on my husband’s toes when we dance.

I really don’t know if on that first night the full moon was new, or blue or super, but it was beautiful and every full moon since brings good memories and feelings. And I always imagine the man in the moon smiling down on us and giving his blessing.

In the end the blood moon only comes around every 35 years or so. A blue moon only occurs when we have two full moons in a month and a lunar eclipse can only be seen when the sun, the moon and the earth line up perfectly. It is no wonder so many people stare up into the sky during full moons. Not to mention this Super Blue Blood Moon when all three phenomena happened at once!

I imagine the full moon has its special powers on many people. For us the full moon brings peace and a promise of a good month ahead.

Does a full moon have a special meaning or promise for you? Comment below!  Don’t forget to embrace the fun in your life!

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