Monday, November 2, 2009

A Month of Thanks, Entry 1: My Husband

November.

So often, November begins in the shadow of Halloween and ends in a sweep toward Christmas.  November should be a season unto itself.  A season of gratitude and preparation; a season to pause and truly give thanks; a season to reflect on the bounty in our lives.


I devote this month to the counting of blessings and the giving of thanks.

This day, I give thanks for my husband.

He is my heart and my joy and, without him, my life would be dark, lonely, and incomplete.  He is my port in the storm that is me.  He is a father to my children beyond my dreams, and he gave my son his deep, dark brown eyes into which I happily fall, a little, every single day.

Unlike any other person in my life, he accepts me as I am and loves me unconditionally.  He's seen me at my absolute worst and never reflected it in his eyes.  He looks at me the same way, whether I be dressed in my wedding gown and lit by candles or swathed in my bathrobe and hair a mess; bless the man, I always see love in his eyes.

He draws back the covers for me each night and makes coffee every morning.  He makes me laugh and he holds me when I cry.  He supports me when I'm at my strongest as well as when I'm at my weakest.

He loves me, and I love him, and some days, that is all I know, yet that is enough . . .

From that all things flow . . .

And for that, gratitude is not word enough.



I sure love you, Honey.


12 comments:

tdjunkie said...

How touching. It sounds like you have a great relationship.

Susan from The T-Cozy said...

What a lovely post! And what a wonderful idea to devote each and every day this month to gratitude.

Tricia said...

I love your idea of posting every day about things you are thankful for. What a neat tribute to your husband. My dh thrives on words of encouragement, so maybe I'll borrow your idea for my blog, too, if you don't mind. I really like the thought of making November a season unto itself. I actually think Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, just for that reason of thankfulness & it comes minus all the trappings and expectations of other holidays. Hope your month is wonderful.

Tricia

Renee' said...

Tricia -- Please do so. I am so happy to have inspired you. . . especially because I KNOW I have received inspiration from you as well. Happy Thanksgiving.

Weza said...

That is the most beautiful post. To be loved so beautifully, what a gift.

Di in Indiana said...

Wonderful!!

Rainbow Child said...

that was so beautiful you nearly had me in tears!
I wonderful theme for the month of novmber too, i may follow in your foot steps :)

Sares said...

Hello Renee! It sounds like you are very blessed indeed to have found someone so special. I always think of November as the month to give thanks too.
I've got you down for the part, so I'll hop over and give you a reminder a few days before. I'm happy to have you, I was worried the topic wouldn't interest anyone! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful evening!

Anonymous said...

Hello from Russia!
Can I quote a post "No teme" in your blog with the link to you?

Renee' said...

Anon -- It would be my pleasure. Thank you for asking. :)

Tracy said...

Heavens, Renee... got my all teary-eyed here... in the best possible way. This loving tribute to your husband really strikes a chord. I could have written this myself... only you've put it so much better. I hope your hubby sees this! :o) I really like your idea of November at the month of gratitude...of thanksgiving beyond just the one holiday set aside. Beautiful way to start the week--and that month--thank you! Oh, and I must thank you for the loveliest comment you left for me at my place. So glad to meet you too. :o)

Jules @ MoonCat Farms said...

Beautiful post! Lovely idea for the month.

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