Tuesday, April 15, 2008

What Husbands are good for

Nothing.

Just Kidding! They're good for lots. There's lots I appreciate about my Hubby, but probably the most important is his strength. No, I don't mean muscles. Though he does have some and is rather strong. But more of an inner strength, that when I need to feel strong, I can lean on him.

Example: Remember awhile ago when I went camping with friends and almost died in a fire? [Okay, exageration. We caught the fire in plenty of time.] Well, that weekend we had all gone for a hike through the snowy woods. I have terrible knees, and the stomping around thru the snowy forest was just killing me. My knees gave out several times. Anyway, I was starting to cry like a wimp, and just felt embarrassed in addition to in pain. Andrew was running around with the other guys, showing off and trying to knock down trees. But he noticed I was lagging behind, and he came to me and walked with me the rest of the way, holding my hand. Which is a BIG DEAL, b/c he doesn't like 'public displays of affection.'


Anyway, to this weekend's example...

We had a work day at church saturday, doing all kinds of spring cleaning. I didn't go early, b/c I was gonna bring pizza for everyone at lunchtime. Andrew and I decided what was gonna be ordered: Domino's was having a special of getting 3 full-sized pizzas for a certain price. We figure "full size = big." Nope, that's their deceptive title for "small." So when I went to pick up the pizzas, I was shocked. They were so teeny-tiny, and I felt awful. I was so embarrassed to take them. When I arrived, some people were laughing about it, whispering about it, upset that there wasn't enough for everyone.

I was mortified. So embarrassed. Even though it wasn't completely my fault, I felt like it was b/c I'm the one that brought it. So, I kind of hid upstairs in the bathroom trying to stop my tears. Andrew and Erica eventually came to find me. And he was so nice. He didn't at all tease me. And he said I could go home with Erica if I felt like I needed to get away. He gave me a hug and helped me calm down.

Thanks hunny!



[I don't want you to think that all those people were mean and judgemental. I was making it all worse in my mind than it really was. Andrew told me that they didn't really mind at all, and got some leftover barbeque out from the freezer and heated it up, so they all had plenty to eat. But I just had gotten myself so worked up.]

8 comments:

Karen said...

Yeah for sensitivity in men! Every now and then they pull through and make you fall in love with them all over again.

Agnes Mitchell said...

Becky, the two of you are going to have a good, long life together...because you're in it together!!! You remind me of my parents who lasted 40yrs and would have kept right on going.
Best friends. It's the only way to love.

I'd offer you blessings, but you are already blessed. :)
Hugs hon.
Aggie

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

I don't know, I think maybe you were right at the beginning! OK, so your man done good. Real good.

Smalltown RN said...

It's not your fault the pizza place misrepresented itself....you thought you had ordered enough....as you said everyone ended up having enough.....but I am sorry you felt so bad about it....and yes...hubby's can be so wonderful at times....

Becky, Mom, Mommy, Hey you, said...

shoot they are lucky you got them pizza at all..LOL..

Another reasons husbands are great:

They take out the trash>>>

Raj said...

I don't think it was your fault at all but yeah, I can also relate to how you must have been feeling. Just remember that things are never as bad as we think. Sometimes, they are worse ;)

Your sis said...

Hey- when'd you change your template to butterflies? I liked the rain!

Clairissa said...

Yeah, no biggie.. you're cool! Don't worry about it, totally NOT your fault! ...husbands can be sweet! Mine is totally like that! Such a honey. <3