WE SIGNED ON FOR WHATEVER CAME NEXT…
Friends, I was reminded as I watched GH yesterday why it was a good idea for me to post the day after an episode, and not the day of. Not only is it hard for me to dedicate the amount of time needed for the blog in the afternoons while my kids are home, but sometimes I just need the time to take a step back and take a deep breath before sharing my thoughts. Not always can I react in positivity without thinking it through and looking at it from a different perspective, especially when most of us were expecting something else.
However, I’ve learned that sometimes the unexpected can be just as wonderful! Thanks, Jason and Sam for teaching me that!
It’s been a bit of a downer not having much of Jason and Sam the past couple of days, but we’re troopers, and it just makes what we do get all the more special. Besides…I know we never thought we signed on for 3 minute scenes, but to quote Sam, “We did sign on for whatever came next”… So, let’s be as strong as Sam, and hold on. Like Jason, our favorite couple is totally worth it!
I’ll catch up on everyone else in Port Charles tomorrow…for now, let me share what I’ve been thinking about Jason and Sam’s talk. I was watching with my 17-year-old when Sam “popped the question”, and she looked at me and said, “What was that?” Of course, she wanted Jason to do the asking, and umm, let’s be honest – so did most of us.
For us girls, it’s important that HE pops the question. It’s how most of us “roll”, how we’ve been raised, how we’ve been trained by mothers, grandmothers…society. But let’s face it, Sam had none of that, and she doesn’t fit that mold. In fact, the reason most of us love Sam is because she is a hot, fearless, independent, ass-kicking chick, and most of us would love to be her, if only for a day!
Sam has been knocked down by life more than once. She was even knocked down by Jason. She came into this second chance relationship with her knees just about knocking in fear. In order to get her to take that chance, this time around Jason has done the pursuing. The reassuring. The declaring of love. The hand-holding, the talking it out, the slow pace…all becuase he doesn’t want to rush Sam or scare her off. Sam voiced her fears and her concerns at every turn, and Jason – thank goodness – heard her.
I think I know where the writers were going with this. (I may not have been thrilled about it, but it does make sense) Jason is in prison. He’s feeling guilty about Michael, and he’s feeling guilty and sorry about hurting Sam, and leaving her. Jason showed Sam (and us) once more during yesterday’s conversation that he wouldn’t hold it against Sam if she felt she couldn’t take it anymore and wanted to end things. In his vulnerability, he also showed his deepest fear.
Friends, Jason asking Sam to marry him while he’s in prison would feel like selfishness to him! It would be too much to ask of her as far as he’s concerned. Furthermore, the topic of marriage has come up in front of Jason and Sam, and Sam has vehemently shot it down. At Baby Josslyn’s christening party, Sam apologized to Jason about Molly “being out of line” for brining it up. It was Jason, folks, who asked why it would be out of line, since he loved Sam. (Both scenes here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upV7P2T113U)
Jason wants to marry Sam! In fact, Jason would be marrying Sam right now if he were only thinking about what he wanted. Thankfully, his love for her is bigger than what he wants.
What we saw yesterday was Jason and Sam loving each other enough to put the other person first. Sam was trying to reassure Jason that she’s in it for the long haul, even if that meant throwing caution (and all of her fears) to the wind. And Jason was just trying to let Sam know that just her love is enough. What a man!
After much thought and consideration of who Jason and Sam really are, and what they’ve already been through and learned, I have to say that their marriage talk was just BEAUTIFUL!
No complaints here! I will wait for “whatever comes next” with a smile on my face, and hope in my heart! I encourage all of you to do the same.
After all, yesterday Jason and Sam gave us one more FABULOUS and CHERISHABLE memory that we can look back on as A DAY IN JASAM HISTORY with love and pride! So much more than I can say for some other couples….
“THIS DAY IN JASAM HISTORY” JUNE 2nd
2004: http://bit.ly/9R3z92 I was in love with them already at this point!
2005: http://bit.ly/cplce1 How cute is Jason? “I”m not going anywhere!”
2006: http://bit.ly/9gukiV Heartbreaking, but can’t deny the love!
2008: http://bit.ly/afY6Qd This is when I knew they were on their way back! And just look at Jason’s reaction to hearing Sam’s laughter! YAY!