Friday, May 28, 2010

#11 Ocean of Gratitude


#11 The DH is away on business. He is in the Bahamas...I know, sounds rough, right? But it is actually kind of rough on him. He hasn't been well. His best friend from work is very ill, dying of Lou Gehrig's disease, and the DH is feeling his absence keenly. The pressure at work is enormous right now as the company goes through some major changes, and this conference is a big, big deal. He has an awful lot on his plate. I wish, I wish, I wish I could do something to help him. To take some of his stress and grief. To give him energy and calm and good health like serving him food at supper. But I can't. All I can do is keep the home fires burning, and send him, across all the miles of land and ocean between us, my love and appreciation for all that he is to me and our sons.

I miss him. And with every twang of longing comes profound gratitude...gratitude for love ocean-wide and ocean-deep to share with him.


  1. E I need a tissue for this one. It is beautiful in every way. Wishing him a safe and positive trip and a speedy return to the loving home and beautiful boys you've made for each other.
    And the blues!!!!
    And DQ to ease your lonliness the tweets tell me, hooray for that :)

  2. Thanks guys. :) And I do have the DQ! She is sitting by me right now reading cookbooks, telling me about everything she wants to eat and asking about how to make stuff. She brings me such joy! I am full of even more gratitude.

    And even more again for my wonderful friends! xo

  3. cheese! get the man some cheese, stat!

  4. poor dh. it's too bad the bahamas is so nice and you can't be there too. Some other time. Wish him good vibes from us. It's hard to watch a spouse endure crud. Hugs to you all.

  5. LG is a terrible disease. I'm so sorry for your husband and his friend. This painting is beautiful.

  6. I am so sorry for the pain your husband is going through at the moment. You are an admirable woman, Evangeline, to be so loving and empathetic to his pain. Hugs to you.

  7. i'm with mel-very moving blog. I'm so grateful that my dear friend (yes that's you e XD) has such a great love in her life. it's the stuff shakespeare likes to go on about!

    I'm with everyone in wishing the dh warm thoughts in such a hard time. sometimes being in a beautiful place when your heart and your health are heavy is extra hard cause of the contrast.


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