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My DH, the Saint

Tuesday, March 11, 2008



I was down in Orange County unpacking my Mom’s kitchen after the house had been sprayed for termites last week, and she remarked that she could tell that I had lost weight (hooray!!!) AND then she said (seemingly apropos of nothing) “Your husband is a saint, I think”.

At which point I said something vastly intelligent like “Huh?”

Mind you, I was lugging a very heavy double-wrapped bag of canned food into her kitchen at the moment, but still, not my most brilliant repartee.

“Well,” she continued, “first you stopped smoking in November, and I know you weren’t all sweetness and light during that, and now you’re on this diet thing, this cardio-exercise-and-eating-les
s program, and I imagine you’re not a pleasure to be around for THAT either.”

Humph.

That’s my Mom, though – always there with a word of…encouragement…mixed with criticism.


Well. She’s right, ya know – I haven’t been exactly purring like a contented kitty through this. And my hubby has been wonderfully supportive and sympathetic and patient.

He’s a keeper. I’m SUCH a lucky woman.
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  • MEYCHEY
    Well, first of all - Your Mom Noticed! Woo Hoo! And Said Something Nice! Woo Hoo Hoo! Mine never gave a compliment before the criticism!

    Congrats on your progress!

    Yep. I have to agree here. Without the support and love of my hubby for the past 32 years, I would be much poorer in spirit. Besides, he's loved me across many dress sizes and never once criticized my weight. A keeper indeed!

    Happiness. Meychey
    3780 days ago
  • SUNCHIC711
    I don't think i could have made it as far as i have without the support of my husband either!! He has been so encouraging and tells me almost everyday how proud of me he is! It's amazing how support and praise from those who love us can have such a powerful impact on us!! You are a lucky woman, and I am too!! Thank goodness! Good luck as you continue and Keep on Sparking!
    3781 days ago
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