Saturday, November 13, 2010

My Two Suitors

I am a woman with two suitors.

Last night I fixed a lovely meal and rented Iron Man 2 to watch with Hubby.

I didn't think I would like Iron Man 2 but I love my hubby and he has been wanting to see it......ahh, the sacrifices we make.

But instead, My Grief entered around 8:00....uninvited, unwanted, and picked me up, carried me into Samantha's room and placed me on her bed.

And I cried. I cried in the company of My Grief who had become huge and overpowering....apparently feeling like I had neglected him for a bit too long.

I cried myself to sleep.

Hubby came in after my cry with Grief and escorted me to bed.

"I love you," he said as I drifted off.

He had rescued me....just as the princess is rescued from the dragon's claws. He confronted My Grief, my huge, over-powering, Iron-Man-night-ruining Grief and took me back.

Grief can be a mighty monster to challenge. We'll watch Iron Man 2 tonight.

6 comments:

Melissa Taylor said...

Oh, Heather. I love you and send you hugs . . .

Elizabeth said...

Heather, I am almost relieved when you write so boldly and honestly about your grief.

I'm not sure how you're doing it -- living your life so gloriously, allowing Grief to settle in for a bit and then watching it go. I am sorry. I send you love and peace and continued courage.

Rebecca said...

Love you Heather! I guess Grief didn't feel like sharing and wanted his turn. It must be so hard when he shows up, but I suppose there is an element of lovely as he escorts you to her pretty rooom, to remind you of her perfection and sweetness.

ferfischer said...

I agree with your friend Elizabeth - I am thankful that you share this with us. Hugs to you and I'm thankful you're in my life.

Deana said...

I am getting caught up...I'm sorry I missed this to comment. I hope this week is better...love you dear friend.

KWombles said...

((())) and tears; I wish those eased your grief, to know that others feel for you, care for you, and cry with you. Lots of hugs and tears.

I hope you got to watch the movie with your husband and had a moment where grief was held at bay.