Thursday, December 04, 2008

Dec 4

Just when I least expect it, he does something that touches my heart.
It might be a bag of peanut M&M's or a card left on the counter for no reason.
It might be a new ice scraper with a long handle or a full linen closet of clean, folded towels.
Today when I came home from running an errand this is what I found him doing.
I love my Christmas angel, but the last couple of years the lights have started to go out, strand by strand. Last year I didn't even want it put out.
Today he painstakingly re-strung and clipped all new lights onto the angel.
It stuck me that there were a million other things he could have been doing since his days off are very rare, but here he sat doing this for me.
I'm so glad my camera was handy.

I made him homemade soup for dinner tonight.

As we are in the hustle and bustle of the season, remember that all good things don't come in prettily wrapped packages. In fact, I don't think that the really important ones are wrapped at all.


Loydene said...

Good morning dearie -- I consider this blog entry your Journal entry for yesterday ... perfection.
Beautiful picture - heartfelt sentiment wonderfully expressed! It is a keeper!

how is your eye?

Anonymous said...

He's a good man, your Charlie Brown! Love this entry, so full of love and respect, and all from the heart.