Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Grab a tissue.

Ok, maybe you won't need any tissues, but I'm warning you now; I'm gonna get a little sappy.

During my run Tuesday night, I found "The Vow" starting on one of the gazillion movie channels.

A man and woman embracing, side view.

On a side note, I sometimes wish we had way less channels so it would be easier for me to make a decision. Or maybe having more channels is better, so I have more to choose from. Or less channels so I have more time to blog. I can't decide.

Anyway, I have never seen this movie, so I thought it would be a good option to help keep my mind off the annoying machine beneath my feet, aka my treadmill.

I knew what this movie was about and, yes, I knew it would make me cry. Just so you know where I'm coming from, it's about a woman who loses her memory and her husband tries desperately to help her remember who he is and their life together. It was inspired by true events and I was familiar with the story. The movie had an appropriate happy ending, (not exactly what I expected, but I guess I'm just a hopeless romantic - or emotional), and I really liked it. What I didn't expect were the thoughts that came into my head afterwards.

I was suddenly overcome with tears. My husband has been deployed for several months and our 17th wedding anniversary was Sunday.

Flower from my husband for our anniversary!

I thanked God for taking care of him and prayed that He would bring my husband home safely, so we can reminisce and make new memories. I miss him so much and my memories help to remind me of my love for him. And then I grow more impatient waiting for him to return.

I was also just so sad for this woman who had no recollection of her relationship with her husband and my heart broke for her husband who only wanted to hold and kiss and love his wife.

That's all I want. It won't be long now, and I'll soon be able to hold and kiss and love my husband. Until then, I'll have to smother the kids with hugs and kisses and love. Hopefully, they'll be able to handle it a little while longer.

I told you I was gonna get sappy. It wasn't that bad.



  1. AWWW HE SENT YOU FLOWERS SHUT UP you guys are so cute.

    you got this, NOT MUCH LONGER thinking about you!

    1. Thanks, girly! You guys are def cuter, but we could do this all day. Hope to see you soon!