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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Tribute To A Loving Hubby

Without details, just let me say this medical situation I'm going through with this ol' body is getting me down some days. In the past 2 months I've had 2 "meltdowns." It is not a life threatening problem, just a frustrating condition that I had no clue could happen to a body. A very frustrating problem.

And my hubby is the best in the world, bar none.

One night I was sitting in the family room while he was in his office/computer room. I just silently began to weep out of control. He came in, saw me, and tried to console me, stroking my arm and trying soothing words. I told him I just couldn't talk at the moment. He kept trying to find out what the problem was. I just couldn't and didn't want to talk. (Trust me, I am not pretty when I cry. Some women are darling. Me? I'm pretty darn pathetic looking!) Now, we women know that sometimes we just need to cry/meltdown and let it go. That was one of those nights. But he kept stroking my arms, putting his arms around me and trying his best to figure out what was going on. I just couldn't talk about it. Really. I just needed to cry and get the emotions/frustrations out. I was inconsolable.

Then one night I was sitting in my chair and had my hand over my eyes while reading. I'm an avid reader and do that more than anything right now, just want to be taken out of my world into the world of spies, espionage and thrillers. ;-) He came in and started stroking my arm and asked if I was okay. I believe he thought I was melting down again, but I wasn't. Just had my hand on my forehead while reading. He was very solicitous that night.

Then yesterday I told him I was going to grocery shop alone and would be back. On the way to the store I felt like sobbing and almost started but held back because—heaven forbid—I didn't want my mascara running down my cheeks! I actually held it together better with just a tiny breakdown last night while he was busy doing something else.

So, this morning at breakfast, I explained to him I'm fine and that sometimes I just need to cry to get the frustrations and emotions out. My guy of 52 years is truly my soul mate. He knows me better than any other person on earth. He treats me like a queen. I love him beyond reason and am so glad he's my husband.

Ooooh, I'll get through this and will be fine...I hope. But without him I'd be a wreck most of the time. ;-)

Love froufrou!

This room just grabbed me with those outdoor type chairs mixed with that lovely flowered sofa.

Another lovely vignette.

Can you imagine stationery this gorgeous?!

Don't know where it is but looks Bavarian. What beautiful architecture and rowing boats.

Sweetly decorated little hearts to hang anywhere you want.

A miniature pink coat.

These chairs remind me of Coco Chanel suits.

You wouldn't catch me standing outside a lighthouse with all those waves. I'd be cowering—and screaming—inside! WOW!!!

The prettiest cookies I've ever seen.

A sweet dining area with a fantastic view.

A small sachet.

A red, white and blue living room.

Isn't this adorable?

Another "tent" for an intimate occasion, which you could easily do.

Azaleas and rhododendrons contain a toxin that can be fatal to humans. So be careful having them around children.

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  1. How lovely to have the sympathy of such a kind husband. You just howl, Connie, never mind the pink eyes and wet cheeks. It helps to have a howl every now and then in such a frustrating situation.

  2. Connie,I can quite understand we have to meltdown now and then and what would we do without a loving,caring partner? I hope you sort your health problems out soon and so pleased you treasure your hubby.
    Love the pics. xx

  3. You know meltdowns are not a bad thing for husband to see!!.. it shows that we are not superwomen after all!! BUT your husband is close to you, and touching and stroking you trying to find out why you feel this way is quite unusual I think.. Most husbands are more like mine... putting his head around the door, hearing me sobbing, and saying ~ah darling, don't worry, we are in this together!!' Well actually- we are not.. all I wanted then was hugs like you got, but a voice around the door has to do for me.. Meldowns happening less now that I have got used to never being able to change back what was taken when the spinal ops caused me to have Cauda Equina Syndrome.. awful thing, but being able to drive and get around has helped so much .. but my core has been scarred forever.. I hope what caused your meltdown is not as severe, and that soon you will feel so much better... probably when the spring starts showing herself** I always feel better then.. Hugs and good wishes, from across the pond.. janzi

  4. I am so very sad to see that you are still not feeling well, Connie! I hope that whatever it is that you will be able to get well. You're such a wonderful person. I will keep you in my humble prayers. Your photos are lovely as always and they always uplift me when I look at all those beautiful, colourful things. Love that picture frame with the pearls!

  5. I never saw you as a meltdown person by reading your blogs. No doubt, it goes with your health issue. Trust that improves soon. It does the soul good to have a good old fashion meltdown. So many are not blessed with caring and loving husbands like yours. You are very fortunate more than you know.

  6. Nature helps me...something about it soothes my soul. I hope you will feel better soon. You are blessed with such a caring husband.

  7. I hope your health issues will work themselves out. What a great hubby! You are right, sometimes you just got to get it out.


  8. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I suffer from one of those silent diseases that no one can see. There are many times I just break down and bawl. I don't know if it helps but sometimes you just need to let it out. I'm so glad you have a supportive husband. Mine is the same way. It will get better. Hugs, Peggy~PJH Designs

  9. Hi Connie- I'm so sorry to hear you are having a difficult time. My husband and I will pray for you. You have always talked so sweetly about your husband, he's a special man. I understand when you say sometimes you just have to cry. I don't do it often, in spite of life, but, when I do I just want to be left alone, like you. Take care of yourself and know the Lord is watching out for you. Blessings Paula

  10. Oh Connie, one thing I wish for all women is to have a husband like yours and mine. It is so sad to me that many women do not have a true husband, we are blessed. Praying that you will soon be healed. Thank you for continuing to post and bring us such beautiful pictures and inspiration.

  11. The photos you posted are beautiful, as always! I am sorry that you are going thru medical stuff but am so happy you have your soulmate there to see you thru :)

  12. Gorgeous images and they gave me some ideas!

  13. Your husband is a super sweet keeper! Mine has gone through 9 pregnancies and 10 postpartums so far so he can relate to the inconsolable and non-understandable wife! :) Your pictures are gorgeous...especially the dining area! I'm pinning that one!

    HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!
    Mrs. Sarah Coller

  14. Lovley with such a caring husband,,,,,,I hope you soon feel better...
    and do not miss The



    it is FUN :)
    HÃ¥kan ( The Roseman)

  15. Dear Sweet Connie,
    Crying spells can be a healthy releases endorphoins that the body needs...sometimes it is as simple as hormonal changes....or does it happen at a full moon...just kiddin' ya.....I think as long as it doesn't intefere with daily living...I still take 2 antidepressant pills as 3 years and 3 months later I still cry at times over the death of my daughter...I believe there will always be a hole in my/my husband's crying interfered with my life, thus the meds for me but I am 75% better...
    Thank you for your beautiful posts with all the yummy eye candy and for God blessing you with a wonderful husband
    hugs and prayers

  16. Hi Connie, I know what a good husband is and I am so glad you have one too. It means everything. I pray that you are healed soon. Having a meltdown can be a kind of renewed strength once you get it out of your system. When we are used to good health it is a real downer to feel bad for an extended length of time.

    Your great pics you share are always an upper for me. I loved the cozy tent with the beautiful fabric draped all around.

    Take care my dear blogging friend.
    xo, Jeanne

  17. I only hope that I am as fortunate as you to still share the love and compassion with my husband after 52 years. You are truly blessed. Thank you for sharing those beatiful photos.

    Happy Pink Saturday,


  18. Hope you are feeling much better soon Connie... but until then, it's good to let it out sometimes.
    Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday.


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