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How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count The Ways . . .
Too Many to Count
If you know me at all, you know that, several decades later, I'm still madly in love with my husband. His "love language" is Acts of Service, and there's not a day that passes that he doesn't show me in some form or another how much he loves me. While I was contemplating something special he'd done for me this morning, I thought this would be the perfect post to start my November Thanksgiving Gratitude Challenge.
We started as neighbors and business partners. I was a single mother of five young daughters (youngest who is developmentally delayed). He was a confirmed bachelor, a contractor who could swing a mean hammer and wanted to rehab Victorians in Downtown Colorado Springs where we lived. The father of my daughters only wanted sons and no longer lived with us nor supported us, so I needed to find a job that would enable me to bring my kids along when they weren't in school. My neighbor asked if I wanted to help him rehab, he'd teach me everything I needed to know, and I got pretty proficient at plumbing, electrical, drywall, mudding, pounding nails, etc. We let the girls tear out sheetrock.
A decade later, ... more
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