This week, I have a couple of things I would like to "run by you." This Post is what I would call a "Two-Fer." So please hang in there with me as I just can't seem to say anything in a "quick" way. At least, that's what Donna often times alludes to. So here goes...
Around a week or so ago, I was on Facebook. I was "scrolling" through several posts and came across a post from one of my friends that, quite frankly, I don't know at all. He is listed as a "friend" of mine from my years in MLM, or Network Marketing. The first few words of his post caught my attention: "I lost my best friend today." Below those words, there was a framed picture "collage" of a female. I clicked on his name and went to his page. There, I would see literally hundreds of comments from his friends and family offering their condolences for the loss of this man's wife. As I read each comment, tears welled up in my eyes as I imagined his pain, his sudden loss. I saw pictures of their three small children, now, suddenly, without their mother. She was 30 years old. As I continued scrolling his page, I came across a post of his that stated, with a heavy heart, that his wife had been in a fatal accident earlier that day. I posted that my thoughts and prayers were with him and his family and that I was so sorry for his loss. As I continued reading on his page, my thoughts turned to... What if this were me??? What if I had suddenly learned that Donna had been involved in a fatal accident and now, was no longer in my life??? Those tears that had been just barely hanging on to my eyeballs, were now easily streaming down my cheeks as I thought of, in the blink of an eye, losing the absolute "Love of my Life."
On Easter Sunday last week, I sat in Church listening to our Pastor speak of watching "Old Yeller" when he was a young child with his family. He spoke of how his Dad had instilled in him, even as a young child, that "Big Men don't cry." He went on to say that as he watched the main scene in the movie, he cried like a baby. Indeed, he said that, yes, "Big Men do cry." As I listened to him, I thought about the above story and how it had affected me and also how much his Dad would have been disappointed in me
Dictionary.com defines Love as: A profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person. How does one describe the depth of such love??? As "cliche" as this might sound, I truly love Donna!!! And in a way that I'm not so sure I can fully verbalize. She is my life, she is my best friend, and she makes me feel like I have never felt before. I have never been this happy in my life. When she looks at me and smiles, my heart just melts right there, just as it did the day I met her on a Blind Date over 14 years ago. Going to work for each of us aside, I have no desire to go anywhere or hang out without her, although, we do at times. I just can't imagine my life without her in it.
|This would be my "Little Bride" in her "Artsy" Photo...|
My heart aches for a Facebook "friend" that I don't even know. I can't pretend to know what he is going through right now. But, I know this... If that day should ever come and Donna is taken from me, I will have lost "My Best Friend." I will have lost the "Absolute Love of My Life." And the tears will "Flow Like a River" from this "Big Man." Now, Donna will read this and say," Baaaaaabe!!! You have me 6 feet under already." Well, no, I don't... I've just had thoughts on "what if." I'll say this though: I do know where her play-list of Mortal Music is now. Ha!!! So, to my wife, Donna... Know this: I'm All In Babe!!! I love you like no other, and will until my last breath.
The first... From Blogger Marcia Doyle, she has acknowledged my Blog with the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Just want to say that I sincerely appreciate the recognition from Marcia. She has been a friend since soon after I started Blogging almost 1 year ago. You will find her Blog at Menopausal Mother... She is the Master of Funny. All you need to know about her Blog is that she has 1,625 Followers on her site!!! I have 20. Enough said. Please stop by her Blog and check her out. You will find your smile, or more. And now, The Blogger Award:
The second... From Blogger Jon Whiting, he has acknowledged my Blog with the
The Award also comes with a set of Rules... *****See Below*****
OK... This would be "Below." I have decided that I will follow up with the set of Rules on my Blog for next week, so as not to "overload" this Blog today. Kind of like Part 2 next week, if you will. You know, a "Two-Fer." I hope you will hang in there with me and come back next week. It will be Inspiring and certainly Epic as well... Just kidding, but come back anyway.
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Music: This week, I want to share with you a song that I really like a lot. Although I'll be honest... I have listened to the words and I have read the lyrics and I'm not so sure I have a clue as to what he/they is/are trying to say. That said, the Band is Coldplay and I have heard them frequently this week on Pandora. The song is Clocks and I hope you will give it a listen. See if you can figure it out.
Market Watch: At the close yesterday, Facebook had a slight upswing, closing at 27.07. The Market as a whole closed at over 14,600.
The End: I appreciate you stopping by Slu's World. Again, Thanks to Marcia and Jon. Please know I'm smiling!!! I hope you'll check back in next week. Til then...
Be safe, be smart, and always Smile... It's "Happy Friday"
adios... vaya con dios