Yesterday Sweet Hubby took me out to lunch and thrifting. I just Love spending time with him. He is truly my best friend in the whole world and there is no place I would rather be, than by his side. He is still working two FT jobs to support us. Poor guy sleeps about 4 hours a day, never EVER complains and dotes on me. I don't want it to seem like I have it better than anyone, because I believe we all have that potential in our marriages to be Best friends with our spouses. I had two failed marriages before this one, so I am very familar with the hurt and lonliness that you can have if you are not happy with the one you are with. Or the one you are with, wants to be somewhere else. I think what works for us is Pure and Simple Respect. I Respect him, and we Respect God and His role in Our marriage. I dont look at those things that maybe arent perfect, but those things that Are in Him, and he seems to have the same rose colored glasses on when it comes to me. That and I dont have any expectations. I did going into this, I had a list a mile long, but all of those things I thought I had to have diminished when I looked at what he DID bring to the table. Like Faithfulness, Quiet strength, Kindness, Respect and a Man after God's own heart. There is something very humbling to see a Large 6'5" man on his knees before God in prayer. A man that will stop first, grab my hand and pray before we continue, whatever it is that we are doing. It was That heart that I fell in love with. Not so much the good looks and charm. Although he has those in plenty. Those guys are a dime a dozen and have a new line for each day. But a Man that submits to Our Father in Heaven in All things, wow, that melted my bitter old heart. Ok, done being sappy. :)
Look what we found , a pretty Limoges plate that I made into another Pastry stand for Etsy.
And this neat pile of goodies. :)
Are these Cute or what ???? I also found this roll of great wallpaper in the background too. :)
Thought this would be cute for storage in my studio. :) I LOVE butter mints !!!! Although it was empty. :( I think I need a trip to Wallgreens for some Buttermints to fill it with, hee hee !! :)
This plate was a whopping $5, and Ed decided I needed it. :) As if a day with him and Lunch out weren't enough. :) Now, how sweet is that ??? This one is SO me too. Perfect Pink perfection.
We went to Marie Calanders and I had soup, Potato Cheese, YUMMY !!! ( Did you know that when you dont have a gallbladder, you REALLY shouldnt have Potato Cheese Soup ? Found that out the hard way, lol !! ) The waitress didnt charge us for my soup or my drink, so I asked her about that and she said, Enjoy, On Me, you are such a nice couple. Wow !! Does that ever happen ? We pretty much tipped her the balance, sweet lady. :) All in all a Lovely day. I LOVE Mondays !!! :) That is our day together, the only time when he isnt sleeping or working and I love every minute with him. It is truly all about Choices as my Mom would say. You can choose to love with your whole heart wide open, even after others have hurt it, or you can hang on to pride, or expectations, and keep some for yourself. I like the idea of Reckless abanden, all or nothing. And looking back I have never regretted loving anyone too much, only regretted loving people too little. Luckily the veiw with Ed is pretty much the same either way. He is a Really Good Guy. But I like feeling like I made the Choice to love him unconditionally. :)
Even so..............He had me at Hello. :)