Monday, September 17, 2012

Icing and All the Good Stuff

Every once in a while something catches my eye and really makes me pause to think. This is one of those things...

I'm sharing this not because it's another one of those stupid things that goes around Facebook and never dies, but because it seems to me that these are all excellent qualities in an HoH. Hubby is not just there to be all HoH-ee. He's also their to protect me and love me and cherish me. He's there to kick someones butt if need be. He's there to call me out when I want to lie, and he does it for my good. He's there to hold me when I want to run away. He's there to whisper pillow talk until I start snoring. He's there to kiss me in the morning before I've brushed my teeth. He's there to swat me to get me moving and let me know he means what he says. He's there to wipe my tears as I let go of my guilt and shame. He's there to be vulnerable with me. He's there to help me. He's there to guide me. He's there to love me with all that he is.

Can you tell I miss him terribly? It's only been 24 hours and it kills me to be apart from him. I can't believe the difference ttwd has made in just a couple short months. I feel so much closer to him, so much more trusting, and so much more submissive. I don't get to see him again until late on the 29th. If yesterday was any indication, it will take FOREVER to get there. Yes, I am pouting.

You see, if this had happened before ttwd, yes I would miss him, but mostly for what he can't do because he's not here. It wasn't until just now, as I'm writing this, that I realized that's who I had become (I spent waaaaay too much time trying to figure out if it's supposed to be who or whom). How did that happen? I've always loved him and I've always been happy, but something in me disconnected. I can't say if it was a failing medicine problem or just a part of the person I had become over the years. I've always needed him, but my reasons have changed dramatically. It's no longer because I don't want to be alone or because I need help with the kids.

I need him. I want to please him and love him and be with him. I want to be the wife he deserves, not the shell of a woman I was. I want to put his needs first. And what's amazing about all this is that it's what I want, not what I feel obligated to do. It's no longer a duty. It's a pleasure. It's not a chore. It's a gift I can give him, not because he demands it, but because that's what is in my heart to do. It makes me happy. And now I can honestly say I have never been happier.

And all that stuff in the picture? That's icing. Sharing our hearts in honesty and vulnerability is where the good stuff comes from.



  1. Sorry you are missing your man lilmisses! Hang in there. I love the last one..."Whose butt am I kicking baby?" Ha!

  2. Good for you, lil misses. You're focusing on what's most important. :)

    1. A large thanks to you. I can always count on you to be butt-kickingly truthful, which is just what I need most times. ((hugs))

  3. Wow - you are one smitten little lady..... :)
    Isn't it a nice feeling?
    I also love the "whose butt am I kicking" part - funny
    That is one of the things that people might find hard to fathom about this lifestyle - it is so much more than discipline, it is safety, warmth, protection, romance, intimacy, is the whole thing marriage is supposed to be.
    I think so, anyway.
    Love your post, Sweetie and as always, big hugs back to you. :)

    1. Loving the canoodling! Missing it a lot right now. :(

  4. Hi lilmisses! I'm finally released from time-out. Wow, I'm impressed at how much you've grown! Really, I'm not just saying that. You sound so happy and content and madly in love. I'm so happy for you! I hope the month passes quickly for you. Thanks for sharing all those things that guys need to hear. I do love the kick butt one too. I think my favorite may be the first one though!
    Hugs right back......

  5. So sorry! I accidentally deleted this comment:

    Elysia has left a new comment on your post "Icing and All the Good Stuff":

    Oh yes, it was like returning to the time when I met H. Suddenly I remembered why I loved him- it was as if I'd forgotten. "The shell of the woman that I once was" - so well said!
    Sorry you are missing him. Separation is so much harder. Hopefully you can find something to focus on that will delight him when he returns!
    Love the poster.
    "When she says she's OK. Don't believe it." Took H a while, but he's so there. Love this one.
    Soon I'll have to read the rest of your blog. Very nice! :-)

  6. "And all that stuff in the picture? That's icing. Sharing our hearts in honesty and vulnerability is where the good stuff comes from."

    Well said, and very true!

  7. Mine is still away too and I understand. It's so much tougher than it used to be.

    Don't forget, he's feeling all those protective thoughts even while he's away, probably even more so.

    1. After he reads what I just texted him, he might be feeling a little more protective...or he may want to light my butt up. Something for another post...

  8. I'm sorry he is away. Mine is gone all the time too. I love the list at the beginning. Hope he is home to you soon.

  9. I completely get it, mine is gone a great deal.

    Your second to last paragraph said it all. The action/desire to put the one we love first. Take away the shell we use to protect ourselves from being the best partner and lover we can be.

  10. Yeah ttwd certainly brought us closer, and being apart can be that much harder. I love the sign you have up there, it is so true! And while I just scrolled down to comment, I noticed the hairbrush in the background. Very nice!