Thursday, January 21, 2010

True Colors

He usually get's on my last nerve.

I love him and that is probably why he can get right under my skin.

He can be lazy slob and it infuriates me.

He does have many good qualities.

He adores animals.  He's great with all children (you know, cuz he never grew up).  And he has this little magic power.

The power to make people laugh.  His humor could probably get him out of any situation.

But this week there was a side of him I never saw before.


From the moment the fire started at our neighbors house, something in him switched.

It was like a light bulb.

A side of him I had never seen in the 10 years we've been together.

The fire happend on a Friday night and Saturday morning he doned his sweats and work boots and trudged throught the ashes to help salvage what they could.

He did the same thing Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.  Working non-stop from the morning until dusk to save what he can.

Taking out furniture.  Offering to fix the tv's.  He even ordered an X-Box 360 from Ebay and cleaned it up to give to their teenage son.

Coming home covered in soot.  Not once has he complained.  Not a once.

He has amazed me.

I have always known that he was a good person.

I have always know that your heart can expand to allow more love than you can imagine.

What I didn't know was that your love for a person can completely change.

It will never be the same.  I will never look at him the same.

My husband showed his True Colors and for that I will love him forever and always...and a little bit more.


  1. I love this post.

    You are exactly right - it times of trouble and despair some people give all and some people hide because they don't know what to do.

    I hope I can be like your husband if I ever find myself having that choice to make.

  2. Tear~~~:)!!!!Ok, now I'm pulling myself together!

  3. Ok--now that I am sitting here crying--this was a beautiful post. What an amazing hubby you have.

  4. What a lovely post. What a wonderful man you have.

  5. What a wonderful act. Having gone through a fire (thankfully we lost very little) I can tell you that what your husband has been doing means the world to your neighbors. You can't hear it through the computer but we are standing up and cheering over here.

  6. If my ex had done what he really needed to do to keep us together, I too could relate to this unfortunately, he was just too weak.

    Please tell you're husband, thanks for being such a great guy

  7. I'm completely teared up. You got yourself a great man.

  8. It's always good to find another reason to love our partners.

    Especially those of us legally bound.


    He sounds like a wonderful man.

  9. So beautifully expressed.

    Compassion tells more about about the kind of person you are than anything else. :)

  10. This post makes me feel so warm and fuzzy! Lucky for you to have such a great guy. I've been thinking about your neighbors...hope they are holding up.

  11. That is too sweet. And that is the best when you can see your hubs in a new, wonderful light!


Those laughing with me...or at me.