after dinner I look over at the husband and say, "hey, I need to write tonight, my heart is heavy and I need to remember things that are good.".  "absolutely", he said,  "you go right ahead.", in a permission giving tone.  wait!  permission?  did I just say that my husband gave me permission to write tonight?  matter of fact,  yes I did.  if he would have said, "really?  I was hoping to sit back and watch a few shows with you tonight.", I would not be sitting here pecking at these keys.  because I love him.  and he loves me.  there is a beautiful respect in our hearts for one another.  I think he gets me more than anybody ever could/can/would.  i especially love how he gages how my day has been based on how buried i am in chores when he gets home.  on days when the house is ...

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*** nathan:  "mommy, you know why i love you so much?" (drop everything i'm doing.  'cause i'm so excited to hear his response.) me:  "why, bubba?" nathan:  "because your butt is bigger than daddy!". go ahead, laugh.  i did. and please note that he didn't say that my butt was bigger than daddy's butt.  no, my butt is supposedly bigger than the actual daddy himself.  which is huge.  which brings me to my next thought... i love my kids.  they make my world the brightest i could have ever imagined.  they are funniest and cutest when they don't even mean to be. *** lucy:  "mommy, can i have sushi and broccoli for dinner?"  (no seriously, how cute?) lucy:  "knock, knock" me:  "who's there?" lucy:  "shhhh!" (with cute little finger over her mouth) me"  "shhhh who?" lucy:  "shhhh, baby is sleeping." (as i double over in an over-dramatized laugh.) but really, it was the defying moment that sister's knock-knock jokes actually made sense.  and we carried on for ...

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