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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Boy, I wish I had a Camera!

Tonight I surprised my darling with one of his favorite dinners. It is not even comprehensible to me the things we have been through in the last 9 months, and they just keep coming. We were talking the other day about how we'll just have to find something to celebrate in the midst of it because there is no end in sight! He has been spoiling me lately, bringing me little surprises and doing things for me to make up for the stress we're living through, and I wanted to give him something in return.

So to bless him, I made meatloaf, mashed potatoes with the jackets on, corn roasted in the oven (because once you've had roasted corn, boiled can't compare!) and I planned it just right that when we were sitting down, I took a dutch apple pie from the oven and that made it the perfect temperature for a la mode (I tried it once with hot pie and it ended up melting the ice cream too fast and it was a mess). Nothing from a box- all homemade. Then while we were watching our weekly show together, I gave him a slice of pumpkin pie and a rootbeer float. As I am no longer on that hay wagon with him, I have to skip many of the treats, but just seeing his face was a treat for me! I love that man, and if everything (literally! I could write you a list) around me has to break or fall apart or go wrog, I can't imagne ANYONE else I would rather go through it with.


a soldier's wife said...

Hi Amy,
You marriage sounds so blessed. It's such an inspiration for others as well, so thank you very much for sharing, although I'm sorry the past months have been a struggle.

What a great surprise you made for your husband. It sounds delicious :) I sometimes do the same special things for my dh, although some of my items get help from a box :)

motherofmany said...

I get help from the box sometimes, too! I know he likes mine best, so I put in the extra effort for him. Baking in a hot kitchen is certainly a sacrificial love! ;)

Oh, the hay wagon thing- that might be confusing. We met when he hired me to work on his farm, and we used to work together all day. Now I help sometimes but spend the majority of my day in the house with the little kids, so I don't have even close to the calorie burn to eat 2 pieces of pie and a rootbeer float!!!!!

a soldier's wife said...

okay, the hay wagon does make more sense now :)

laurie said...

Every time I tried to respond to this one I was interupted! Just wanted to convey my happiness that your marriage is a treasure and something you both cherish. It really does make you feel as if you can withstand anything when your marriage is strong and loving.