Hello, gentle readers! Hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving (I’m still eating leftovers and I haven’t counted a single carb in over a week!)!
So, my DH had back surgery a couple weeks ago. I took some PTO to be with him during his recuperation and I’m really enjoying spending this time with him (even though I worry constantly and sympathize with his pain…so not easy seeing someone you love in pain, especially when you know what they have to do to have a successful recovery). He’s doing well though, improving every day, and for that I’m thankful.
An interesting thing I’ve discovered about him after almost forty-two years of marriage…my DH likes all those holiday movies on Hallmark (Lifetime, too). Now, I’ve always loved them (they speak to my sappy side--I do have one though I don’t show it often and I admit, some of them have brought me to happy tears), but I didn’t know he did.
It’s been eye-opening to say the least.
My DH is not the most romantic person in the world (which is funny, because I write romances). He’s not the type to bring me flowers (and frankly, I can think of other things to spend money on) nor candy (why, when I’m always watching my weight (except for this week)?). No, his idea of romance is changing the oil in my car or making sure my tires are in good shape (and that’s okay…I’ll take it because people show their love in ways other than what we normally consider romantic).
I’ve thought about this a lot over the past few days, especially because we’ve been watching those movies that only show the beginnings of a relationship. He and I have been together a loooong time and we know love and marriage isn’t all peaches and cream (it’s hard work!) but it is so satisfying to watch new couples overcome obstacles and come together for that happily ever after. It speaks to my soul and gives me hope.
Speaking of that, I’m about to sit down and watch another one of those movies…and maybe have a piece of cheesecake!
Stay well! Stay safe! And remember to spread kindness wherever you go!
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