Sunday, September 30, 2007


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I thought I'd treat you all with a picture of my husband. How do you like it? Okay, I admit it's sexy, but he's an actor and being paid big bucks to make out with this no body. He's tall, dark and handsome. Perfect, actually. Not an ounce of spare flesh anywhere with rippling muscles and a washboard stomach. He has Viking legs, too. You know, just like the kind you see on the cover of those romance novels. Thick and powerful.

He's still a romantic. Wooing me with candlelight and wine in the evenings before bed. We've been married for almost ten years and he's never missed a night. I'm a very lucky woman. I have it all.

And then I wake up. I must have fallen asleep in my easy chair. I glance over at my other half, I refuse to say better half, and there he is. Old and bald, sound asleep with his mouth open and a cookie hanging half out of it. Drool dripping down one of his chins and his thick coke bottle glasses sliding down his crooked nose. And best of all he's wearing his thin faded blue pajamas that do nothing to disguise his man breasts and pudgy torso. Ever notice how some men gain weight from the waist up but from the waist down their bodies look like they belong to someone else?

I smile when he half snorts half yawns, nearly sucking the cookie down his throat. I think he's waking but he only seeks a more comfortable position. All of a sudden the TV station changes and I realize he has his finger on the remote. His glasses slip down to his upper lip. Then I watch as our cat sneaks over and steals the cookie out of his mouth.

My laughing must have woken him because the next thing I know he's jerking awake and looking over at me like a guilty child. He straightens up and glances down at the cat, who's wolfing down his cookie. Then he looks at the TV. The Golden Girls had replaced the history channel, something about WWII.

"Why did you change the station? I was watching that show."

I say nothing, just smile at him, and realize I love him just as much now as I did when we first got together. He's perfect for me...my hero:)

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14 comments:

acdaisy95 said...

Debbie, your husband sounds very romantic. Yes, I believe you have found your hero. I'm still looking for mine. :)

Congrats on the new blog!

crzqltr said...

When I was young that too, would've been my hero. Now that I'm 60, I appreciate how well my hubby takes care of me after 42 yrs.
Best wishes on your new blog.

CrystalG said...

Great post. Our real life heroes may not look like those on a book cover but they are there with us through thick and thin.

Debbie Wallace said...

He is very romantic, even though I didn't paint a very romantic picture of him. He surprises me with flowers once in a while, just because.

Thanks for stopping by acdaisy.

Debbie Wallace said...

Forty-two years, wow, that's something to be proud of these days. And you're not that far behind me in age, either. I agree with you completely. My hubby has always taken such great care of me. Actually, we take care of each other.

Debbie Wallace said...

Hi Crys...you hit the nail right on the head! Thanks for stopping in today:)

Sarita Leone said...

Debbie your hubby sounds like a gem! I've got to say, though, that I think I may have married his brother, LOL. Last night mine let the remote slide from his fingers, crashing to the floor and waking him. But he was definitely "watching that"--too funny!!

Love your post! And the photo!

AmyC said...

Hi Debbie, my hero (hubby) isn't exactly romantic but he sticks by me and supports me in whatever I do. And I do the same for him! He loves and respects me and that's whats important.

And congrats also on the new blog!

Cathy said...

It might have been his looks that captured my eye, but it is his heart and the obvious love and care he shows me that has kept us together for over 30 years.

Great post.

Debbie Wallace said...

We're two lucky women, Sarita!

Debbie Wallace said...

Thanks Amy. Sounds like you have a keeper, too.

Debbie Wallace said...

Thirty years...that's great Cathy. Thanks for stopping by.

Menina said...

Very cute and so true.

BethRe said...

I liked the post - makes you appreciate what you have