This post was originally going to be one about a little tiff my husband and I had earlier this week.

Sometimes Heavenly Father makes you wake up and realize what is really important.

You see, last night, one of My Online Friends husband passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. All of a sudden I don't remember what it was that we argued about. I don't know why I was so upset at him. I don't care who said what and why. Instead I want to hug him and hold him and not let him out of my sight. I want him to quit his job and spend every waking moment with me and the kids. Okay, I know that last one isn't realistic, but still.

He truly is my best friend. He makes me laugh, he holds me when I cry. He stays up late with me when I can't sleep. He forgives me for my weaknesses (which are many) and he builds up my strengths. He wants to spend time with me. He wants to tell me how his day went and hear about mine. He is my confidant and my rock. He is the only person that I want to spend forever with and that I want to be the father of my children.

After our little argument, he brought me those roses. Yellow roses. The roses that represent friendship. I was so touched by this little gesture. He even sent me a little e-mail this morning telling me that he wants to spend more time with me. Out of all of the people he could be spending his time with, he wants to be with me. I think above all else, that is such an honor.

As a little favor to me today, could you all please go and hold your husbands a little tighter and a little longer than you normally would?

And would you please keep my friend and her five children in your prayers?


Bilary said...

SOOOOO sad! I can totally understand what you mean about being in a tiff and that all of that seems so stupid and insignificant now. Wow, nothing like having things put into perspective.

This father's day will definitely mean a little bit more. Thank you for writing this post. Very well put. Our prayers are with her and her kids, but not only that, I think we need to prey for ourselves and that we can be better to our spouses because we never know when he will be taken from us. So sad!

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

I am so sorry about your friend's lost. So horrible.

I've been appreciating my hubby a lot more lately. Last Sunday a friend of mine reminded me that if Ian ever walked out the door and didn't come back... how would I feel? Her hubby died a year ago and it took her 9 months to not cry every single day.

Beautiful post! Kudos to you and the DH for making things work and loving each other no matter what.

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

loss not lost.

daiseymae said...

That is so sad. Your right though the Lord seems to know the best ways to help us see things in the right perspective. This Fathersday will be extra special for many because of this post. thanks for sharing.

Amber said...

Oh no! Is it someone I know?

The Lazy Organizer said...

That makes me sad. I get so mad at my husband some times but I would never want to live without him.

Laurie said...

That is just horrible!

It is sad that we can't always remember to keep things in perspective when we are in the heat of it all.

It is sad times like these that it makes you regret all the little things. But it also is a time to be grateful for all the good times.

Thank you for doing this post.

kris said...

I can't even imagine. Thanks for the reminder. You do have a wonderful husband. I am truly honored to call him my brother!

Miyazaki said...

Thanks for the kind words, Sweetie. You mean so much to me. Father's Day was great, by the way. The two hours you spent making Eggs Benedict for the first time upon request had to have been the highlight. I love you.