My husband started his vacation this week and - although he had to "pop" into work for a few hours yesterday afternoon - it's not like we're not going anywhere or doing anything special...stil...it's nice to have him...you know...around.
When we first met - a blind date he agreed to only to get his SIL off his back - we felt a connection that wentÂ beyondÂ sexualÂ attraction (believe me, I've hadÂ plenty of relationships at that point to understand the difference) andÂ I droppedÂ alot more thanÂ my glass of red wine and two sets of utensils.
I spilled my guts!
And it was quickly apparent to me that not only did heÂ realizeÂ and understand the fact that - by moving spillable things closer to his side of the table - I amÂ A KLUTZ!
He got me.
I wasn't perfect (still ain't) I loved my family andÂ would do anything within my power to be there for them when they needed me (still doing)Â and that IÂ wantedÂ kids.Â Still -Â I had my doubts on whether or notÂ I wouldÂ be able to pull off Â being aÂ good mother, let alone a good wife - he hung around after that first date, we were married a year later and I've been wigging it...ever since.
And, let me tell you, the man is HOT!
No, I'm not talking about that kind of HOTÂ - although, he is - that would perhaps be considered private by some and TMI to most.
What makes himÂ HOT is the fact thatÂ heÂ has made the kidsÂ breakfast, cleaned up the kitchen, fixed two boo-boos,Â complimented me twice and handed me a second cup of coffeeÂ (without me asking) and isÂ content on sitting here, next to me, reading his newspaper while IÂ write...because he get's me.
[eyes rolling and the sounds ofÂ much gagging]
You mustn't go, just yet.
Then, you'll miss the real reason for today's post - besides the fact that I think you're freakin' HOT for staying - I'm feeling the love and an urge to pass it along to a mommyblogger friend of mine.
She also gets me andÂ -Â as a frequent comment contributor both here and at BlogHer, which makes her very HOT! - the connection I have with JennaÂ is more than mommyblogger-love...she's family.
Not in the traditional sense - and she should be thanking her lucky stars for it! - but, being thatÂ TheJHatfiels are a military family...same thing.
My twin-brother and his wife live on an army base (we recently visited with them on the 4th of July) and often times open their home (as well as their hearts) to soldiers and their families who are overseas, coming home or somewhere in-between.
Jenna's post - When the war hits home - resonatesÂ the power of blogging (mommybloggers, in particular) andÂ moved me...in more ways than she will ever know.
I offer you, Jenna, my hand in friendship and hope that your friend Matt gets home and is feeling better...soon.
It's okay if you don't agree - just, grab a deliciouslyÂ HOT pop-over baked fresh forÂ me this morning (yes, he's that HOT!) and go in peace.