Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.

8.19.2005

He really loves me

There are times when I doubt Army of Dad's love for me. He isn't one to bombard me with compliments. He doesn't always say what he feels. He isn't that kind of guy. He's big, hairy, scratches ... you get the idea ... a man's man. And, for that, I love him. He's tender at the right moments: helping me maintain my dignity when he has to clean my post-op wounds, holding my hand through painful medical procedures, teasing me when I am anxious and cry to try and get me to smile, brushing back my hair and holding my hand when I give birth to his children.

And, then, there are times when he conveys just how much he loves me without ever having to say it. It may be mentioning a song that makes him think of me or maybe it is a blog post.

This is one of those. Just a quick email with a link. Nothing more. But, it speaks volumes. As I sit here with tears in my eyes wondering why we were arguing for three days. Wondering why I let my pride interfere with my love for this man. I'm reading my Wil Wheaton book and he recalls the losses of people he loves in it and he encourages others to let go of petty things and play catch with your kids instead of watching the news, hug your spouse instead of playing poker online ... he's right.

Thanks to Mrs. DuToit for this lovely post about a husband's love and welcome to my blogroll.

5 Comments:

  • At 10:10 AM, August 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You should read Dr. Laura's The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands. It really opens your eyes to the fact that men actually have feelings too, they just show them in different ways. I appreciate, adore and respect my husband a lot more now because I understand how he works. It's a really good book, I would recommend it to anyone who is married or even seriously dating someone.

     
  • At 10:39 AM, August 19, 2005, Blogger Jenny said…

    Sounds so much like my husband. Those compliments seem to be few and far inbetween but they are so special when you get them.

     
  • At 1:48 PM, August 19, 2005, Anonymous MrsDoF said…

    Nice post. Thanks for the link.

     
  • At 4:13 PM, August 19, 2005, Blogger North Dallas Thirty said…

    I totally agree. My dad told me once that when you love someone, you should never allow them to forget it....which means you need to remind them a LOT.

    OK, so the advice wasn't exactly phrased with his gay son's proclivities in mind at that point, but I swear, the principle was the same!

     
  • At 11:31 AM, August 20, 2005, Blogger Army Wife said…

    Thanks for leading me over there....had to link 2 of her posts this week. WE so need to get together with her for cocktails.....

     

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