Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A Love Note to my Husband

On These Kinds Of Days 

On these kinds of days, grey misty days, I count each breath, one, two, three, until the hour I see you next. Every breath, every word I write, slowly takes me closer to 5 o'clock, closer to you. I imagine you sitting at your desk in your office, similarly working your way toward me. Time tick-tocking, inhaled, exhaled.
I find reasons, any reason, to say your name, the feel of it in my mouth, on my tongue, lips.
On these kinds of days I still feel the warmth of your hand in my hand, your lips on my cheek, kissing me goodbye. I'm left with the scent of your skin on mine, haunting me throughout my day, distracting me from my work. I hear your laughter in my mind, its initial burst, its melodious finish, and I cannot help but smile. The want of you singing in my veins, making it impossible to concentrate on anything except the thought of you. 
Every day, the sound of the garage door opening is a pitch-perfect sonata, the imminent promise of you. 
Always, always, I see the love in your eyes when you look at me. Overwhelmed, I am filled with emotions that feel too big for my skin. I worry I am unworthy.
I delight with the knowing of your love for me; I am beautiful, smart, light on my feet. Colors are more vibrant because of you. Life is magical and ripe with possibility. 
My body seems made to fit around yours, inviting you to rest yourself in me. Your body responds and I find peace.
Our embrace, your radiant smile, turn these kinds of days, the grey days, luminous and bright.
Every day with you is a gift and I am grateful beyond measure. (I love you, Husband.)

 I'm sappy today. 


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Aubrie said...

Beautiful post! Enjoy your night with your husband. I hope he gets a chance to read this.

TechnoBabe said...

Sappy is good! I am not exactly sappy today but I am loving my hubby in a powerful way. Very nice writing and the photo adds the visual.

Talli Roland said...

Oh how I love this! Sappy is GREAT! I can just feel your love for him seeping through your words.

Stephanie Thornton said...

That was beautiful! The photo is lovely too, but your words really convey your love.

Candyland said...

Love it! Thanks for becoming a follower, I did the same:)

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Awww...so beautiful. I love sappy. And that picture is just a slice of awesome. Be sure to share this with you husband if you haven't. I have a feeling he would enjoy seeing you pour out your heart so beautifully for him.

Summer said...

Beautiful words! I'd lie if I said I didn't get a bit misty. Glad I'm not the only one who still feels so powerfully in love with their husband. :-)

And gorgeous picture.

Lola Sharp said...

He is used to reading this kind of stuff from me. We've been married a long time.
He has read this, and he enjoyed it. He knows.

chris weigand said...

Wow sappy is right. I need to find a way to rekindle that kind of feeling for my dh. I love him but the sap doesn't flow quite as easily these days.

Anonymous said...

Yeahhh! This made me smile Lola!

mo.stoneskin said...

Well, as you asked...

My Tuesday writing is going to be posted on Friday somewhere else.

Make sure you come by!

Beautiful post. My favourite of yours yet (to be fair, I haven't been coming for that long, but long enough!). It's the lack of words I love. By which I mean the crispness, there are no wasted words!

Jen said...

What a beautiful post I love that your sappy today it makes me happy :) My hubby and I spend time writing in a notebook to one another since he has recently worked overnights it's a way to communicate each others feelings when at times we aren't always feeling loved. We did it when we first met and now we've picked it back up and I love it... I call it our love letters!!!

Yay for hubbys!!

Elana Johnson said...

This is beautiful. I love the emotion in it, the longing. Thank you!

Chantel said...

Lovely Lola...your passion is matched only by the depths of your soul and the warmth of your heart. Absolutely splendid.

Falen said...

i haven't worked on my revisions today either. And i also awoke to rain.
However my house is not yet spotless. BUT i'm taking a day off from work on Thursday to make it so.
Aaaannnnd maybe get in some revisions.

Piedmont Writer said...

Wow! I want one of those kinds of husbands that I can feel that kind of sappy love for.

Old Kitty said...

Awwww sappy is good! Sappy this sublime is lovely.

Enjoy your sappiness and your lovely clean house!

Even wolves need a rest and some bonding now and again!

take care

Courtney Barr - The Southern Princess said...

Oh Lola...i adored you before and now...*sigh* you just...make the best Alpha in our WolfPack.

I feel the same way about my hubby and you put it into words that express the feelings, the emotions, the longing & the love. It is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. ;o)

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Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

My writing is a little nonexistant today...

Laura Marcella said...

This made me want to cry (in a good way!). And yes, I've entered your contest! I hope I WIN, lol!

I awoke to rain today, too, and my writing wasn't up to my usual standards. I do my best work when it's sunshiney. Rain makes me lethargic. So I definitely blame the rain today! But I'm still plugging away at it...

Jemi Fraser said...

Wow!! Awesome - I bet that's one happy husband reading this post! :)

Until I get my laptop back, I won't have much reading-wise to report :(

sarahjayne smythe said...

Oh, wow. That was...wow. Very good stuff here. Beautiful really. :)

Irish Gumbo said...

Huh? Did you say something about writing? Sorry, I was a bit distracted...:)

DL Hammons said...

Ohhhh...okay. We'll let you have a sappy day, especially if we get to read such eloquent prose as this! :)

Tammy said...

This was such a beautiful post to read! I'm just a sucker for all that sappy romance stuff!
Today was a bit hectic, but I promise to post a short story soon!
Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Shelley Sly said...

Awwww I'm so glad you still have that longing and passion for your hubby! That makes me so happy!

No writing for me this Tuesday, but my bank account likes it better when I trade a writing day for a teaching day. So at least I've got some cash coming in. Hoping for a day where novel writing equals cash. ;)

roxy said...

Gorgeous post, Lola. You are not only funny, kind, and wise, you're a damn good writer. Wow, girl. I don't think I've read your work before. You are amazing. What a lucky husband to be immortalized like that. (Even better, how lucky is he to be loved so well.)

G.~ said...

That was great!

My Tuesday writing was 4,000 words, thank you for asking. ;~}

Elliot Grace said...

...yeah yeah, and at the end of the day the moral of the story is...someone's gettin lucky tonight:)
(You must've ended up with his grandmother's wedding ring...) ;)

Terresa said...

That's some love, there, girl. The pic, too. Makes me all warm & fuzzy for my hubby...

Umm, writing today? Well, I'm working towards my usual stuff: a blog post, a poem maybe, and some other dabbling, depending on how much sleep I can skip tonight.

Sweet dreams!

Alexandra Crocodile said...

nice! my tuesday writing in non-existant:(

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Better to be sappy than to be ensnared by plot entanglements, right? And what is sappy but a heart being brave enough to speak truthfully? Have a productive Wednesday, Roland

Crimey said...

There are definitely times when revisions can wait.

beth said...

Beautiful post!!! (And cool picture, too!)

Lola Sharp said...

For those of you that asked or assumed...the poor man did not get 'lucky' last night. You see, Netflix delivered Ninja Assassin yesterday, so after all the dinner, homework and chores were finally done, we flopped on the couch to get our fix of gore. :o) (my choice, not his. He'd have gone for the 'lucky' option, or less sleep to fit in both activities.)

Maybe tonight...

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

Lola, this was beautiful! I loved the sensual descriptions, drawing on all the five senses. Great!

B. Miller said...

This was a beautiful post, Lola! I'm sorry I missed commenting on it yesterday! Your love really shines through in your words. I particularly liked the garage door reference... that was a great one!

Thanks for sharing. :)

Anonymous said...

You're getting to be so popular, Lola (I'm like, comment 160 or something). It's because you're brave enough to be sappy. I completely ate that up! You are a star.

C. Andres Alderete said...

My Tuesday writing is starting...nnnnnnow! *empty office chair spins with my momentum*

Patti said...

That's awesome, beautiful and a great tribute all at once. My Tuesday writing went well, but I'm hoping Wednesday will be better.

Anonymous said...

How romantic you are! Beautiful post.

Lorel Clayton said...

That was beautiful! You made me want to go home and hug my husband. Now I'm feeling all sappy... :)

Susan Fields said...

Absolutely beautiful - I can totally feel the love in that. Thanks for sharing!

Creative Chronicler said...

That was really beautiful!

Palindrome said...

*sigh* I have those thoughts as well but my stone-like exterior will never let on! NO IT WON'T!!

Marla said...

This is so beautiful, Lola~

May your pen be mighty

May your pen be mighty

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