Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Him

I watched his hands as he worked, sawdust floating around him in the air. Big, strong hands. Hands I know well.

Hands that held mine continuously through three deliveries, even when I squeezed so hard he feared a broken bone.

Hands that gently supported three newborn heads, each in their turn, as he pulled back the blankets to peek at their beautiful, squishy faces.

Hands that have reached out to wipe many a tear from my freckled cheek.

Hands that rub his chin when he's lost in his thoughts.

Hands that carry his suitcase when heads out the door for yet another business trip.

Hands that tap the steering wheel in his car while he drives and sings along with the music.

I love those hands.

And I love the man attached to them even more.

He took a much needed day off a few weeks ago. Work life has been crazy for a while now and I was so relieved when he decided to take a break. It was a real treat spending the day with him.

Just he and I.

It hasn't been just us for quite a long time.

As I sat in the garage watching him work, I studied this man of mine. And I came to the conclusion, for what must be the millionth time, that he's one of the good ones.

They say that a good marriage is the ability to fall in love over and over with the same person.

I'd say it just happened again.

16 comments:

Tristan said...

This was so sweet!

Love the new blog look and header!!

Annemarie said...

Very nice! Life is good, no?!?

Elizabeth said...

You write so beautifully about your husband its wonderful to read.

brooke said...

You are a lucky girl.

I was hoping for a cheesy pic of his hands to go with this...maybe next time!

Karey said...

What a nice tribute. Those of us who got good ones are definitely lucky.

Becky said...

That must be hard to have him travel a lot. I don't like when Eric is gone. And then again, it sure makes you appreciate them, huh?

jessica said...

Funny...I fell in love with Aric again last night while his hands were on my children's heads giving them father's blessings...I got a good one too!

Travelin'Oma said...

This is poetry. Beautiful.

Lauren in GA said...

Aw, Stie...that was lovely.

Jeanelle said...

Lucky, lucky girl! But I can't believe your day together was spent ONLY in the garage. ;) Did I really just say that? Hmm. It seems that I did.

Gabi said...

I want to say something sarcastic like "Who is 'HE' and does Josh know about 'Him'?" But that would be immature and I'm 40 now.

Super sweet!

Cindy said...

That just made me smile! You did find a good one.... I'm so glad that I did, too!

Anna said...

Oh, oh, oh, I know who 'He" is. I say you are correct, you did get one of the good ones. We miss living close to you and eating your yummy desserts.

Jenny from Chicago said...

Really lovely Stie!

danandcindy said...

So, what happened? Did he cut his fingers off? What was the purpose of this blog post?

danandcindy said...

When are you going to post photos of the mangled hands?