Thankful For My Husband (Day #3)

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"The couples that are meant to be together are the ones that go through everything that could tear them apart but instead makes them stronger."



In my desire to write about how thankful I am for my husband, I looked back on my post from last year: 12 Days of Thanksgiving 2017: Day 2.  I don't want to be redundant and repeat myself.  However, I can't imagine participating in writing a series on what I am thankful for without including Max.  So, in addition to what I said last year, let me add: 

I've heard the saying that you can tell a lot about a man by the way he treats his mother.  Max always treated his mother with the utmost respect and whenever he walked in the room her face would light up like a Christmas tree.  She loved all her children but Max was the light of her life.  Before he married me he asked for his mother's blessing.  We will never know what he would have done if she didn't approve.  I'm glad we didn't have to find out. 

I don't dwell on the challenges of our marriage, and there were plenty.  How can there not be?  Life is full of them for all of us, isn't it?  I only know that I am very grateful for the time we had together. 

Max once told me I am the one who taught him what love 
really is. He was the one who taught me giving and getting unconditional love is real. That will carry me through until we are together again. 

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Myrl Jeffcoat
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It's a good thing I took a deep breath and re-read your title line, Carol.  I thought it read you were thankful for husband #3.  Then I realized it was your thrid entry into the Thankfulness Challenge. . .Or, I think that's what it meant.

Nov 12, 2018 05:08 AM #5
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Brian England
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Being able to enjoy life with someone that you care greatly about is a wonderful thing!

Nov 12, 2018 05:17 AM #6
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Wayne Martin
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Good mornng Carol. Max sounds like he was an amzing individual who would not take a "no" from his Mom when it came to you! Enjoy your day!

Nov 12, 2018 05:23 AM #7
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Nina Hollander
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Good morning, Carol... you've just made my mascara run with this post!

Nov 12, 2018 06:02 AM #8
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Carol. O my this is so lovely, poignant and touching too.The more I read about your late husband the more I feel like I knew him too.

Nov 12, 2018 06:56 AM #9
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Carol Williams
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Hi James Dray ,
Congratulations on 51 years!  Yes, true love doesn't seem to be very common... among the younger generation anyway.  I have my own theories about that.  Have an amazing day!

Nov 12, 2018 07:26 AM #10
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Carol Williams
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Hi Sally K. & David L. Hanson ,
Definitely. I have had this magnet on my frig for a very long time.

Nov 12, 2018 07:28 AM #11
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Carol Williams
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Hi Kat Palmiotti ,
Thank you for reading my ramblings.  You can't know me without Max included. 

Nov 12, 2018 07:30 AM #12
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Carol Williams
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Hi Sheri Sperry - MCNE® ,
Yes, he is and I still talk to him. 

Nov 12, 2018 07:32 AM #13
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Carol Williams
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Hi Myrl Jeffcoat ,
Yep, that's what I meant.  I did change the title to include "Day 3", though, just so there is no confusion.  I was lucky enough to find my soul mate on the first try.

Nov 12, 2018 07:33 AM #14
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Carol Williams
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Hi Brian England ,
Indeed it was and now I have all those amazing memories. 

Nov 12, 2018 07:34 AM #15
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Carol Williams
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Hi Wayne Martin ,
We were very committed to each other from the start so I'm not sure what would have happened. His Mother lived a long ways away so maybe he just would have hidden me.  LOL  

Nov 12, 2018 07:36 AM #16
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Carol Williams
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Hi Nina Hollander 
Ooops... sorry about that!

Nov 12, 2018 07:37 AM #17
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Carol Williams
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Hi Sheila Anderson ,
Getting to know Max is a part of getting to know me.  He had such a huge influence on who I am now. 

Nov 12, 2018 07:43 AM #18
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Donald Hester
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Can't really say I am thankful for my husband  But my wife will have to do

Nov 12, 2018 08:18 AM #19
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Carol Williams
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That works, Donald Hester

Nov 12, 2018 08:25 AM #20
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You two are soulmates for sure! And you probably clicked from the very start, right? Sure we all go through ups and downs but how a couple moves through them (with grace and grit) tells their story. You have a beautiful love story!

Nov 12, 2018 10:12 AM #21
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Carol- nothing better than being married to your soulmate. Carol you both taught each other just what you needed to make you that perfect circle. 

Nov 12, 2018 05:15 PM #22
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Carol, you were so blessed to have been married to a wonderful man. Keep those memories close to your heart. 

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Carol, So good that you experienced unconditional love with a soul mate. Many people never do.  Max sounded like a good man.  Thanks for sharing.

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