Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Home Alone Crafting


My husband and I have only known a Marriage of Separations all our years together. There is a comforting rhythm in place that sustains us our days apart. It begins with a farewell embrace and kiss goodbye that encompasses all of the memories we have shared.


My husband knows that I will use his bathroom the days he is gone and will leave a note there for me to find. Sweeter still, upon opening his medicine cabinet, I will find all the notes he has left for me taped inside the door. His handwriting at once descriptive of his strong character and loyalty to me.


I won't hear from my husband his first day away as he travels across the ocean and settles into his Away From Home routine. But every day thereafter, at just about the same time, the telephone will ring; and I know it will be him. "This is your morning Wake-Up Call!"


I will share with my husband all the news I have heard from our children, and he will share all the news he has heard from our children. We have the exact same news, but we delight in how each of our children interacts with us in their own special way.


At the end of our conversation, my husband will ask the question he asks of me every day, "What are your plans for your day?" and I will answer "Oh, it's a crafting day."


A familiar answer whether my husband is gone away or close to me at home; but it signals to my husband that all is right in my world. All is right in his.

32 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How sweet. That really is true love! Sweet hugs!

Shelia said...

Oh, Elizabeth! This is a bittersweet story about your loved one! Real love sustains no matter what! I love your sweet snaps and those little duckies are adorable!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

lynn said...

ohh elizabeth, it is wonderful when people who have been together for a long time, they get to know each other without saying a word, with just a look, or touch.. or just silence :)
the notes sound adorable.. and something done with true love for you ... thank you for sharing.. and the ducks are darling
happy valentines day
big ladybug hugs

chris mckinley said...

Such a warm story about your love for each other! And I love the ducks!!

chris

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Love the routine of a faithful hubby and the notes are something that would bring a smile whenever you found one..such a sweet gesture.
If those ducks are going to be available to purchase...would love to add one to my Easter collection!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

These ducks are so sweet, Elizabeth! It's tough when husbands {or wives} travel quite a bit. Mine does occasionally and I take the opportunity at those times to craft away. Since I only have to worry about feeding myself, I keep going until I get hungry and then can go back to creating if I feel like it.

Kim K. said...

Oh my goodness. You two are the sweetest couple. I haven't left a note in a long time for my husband. I think he might just need a special Valentine note in his lunch box tomorrow.

E said...

Oh heavens Elizabeth what a sweet Valentine's eve post ! A real love story !! Your ducks are just too cute Happy Valentines Day ! XOXO Elaine

Jane said...

That's so sweet!

pam said...

Simply VERY sweet!

Grace said...

Thank you for sharing! It is so sweet to hear lovely love stories. Happy Valentine's Day. I love your blog I get so happy. Those duckies ar too cute Grace xoox

Diane Mars said...

Wow girlfriend you never stop! Always more creating going on over here! Very Very cute.. you are amazing... I bet it's kinda fun to be able to craft to your hearts content.. ox, Diane

Diane Mars said...

Wow girlfriend you never stop! Always more creating going on over here! Very Very cute.. you are amazing... I bet it's kinda fun to be able to craft to your hearts content.. ox, Diane

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Awww... I love that he leaves you love notes!
Happy Valentine's day, Elizabeth!!!
Warmly,
deb

kimber said...

My heart smiles! Thank you for sharing your story and your adorable ducklings! The kissing ones are my fave!!!xoxo

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Awww! I want a husband who leaves little notes! Actually...at this point I'd settle for one who doesn't. Haa!
Your duckies are too cute!
Erica :)

VintageBettys said...

I love your duckies!111 Very cute :) Such a sweet story how you and your husband do these little things to show your love for each other :)

GardenofDaisies said...

Your little duckling family is adorable. It's so wonderful to hear of couples that truly love and understand each other. No matter how far he has to travel for work, you and the children are what he thinks of each day. So sweet.

vintage grey said...

So sweet Elizabeth!! I adore you precious ducks! So dal! Happy Valentine's Day! xo Heather

LBP said...

Your little ducks are just adorable, as is the love you and your husband have for each other!

Wishing you a very Happy Valentines Day!

Blessings

Linda

Pellie / Penny said...

What a lovely post and so appropriate for Valentines Day. Thank you so much for sharing

Anonymous said...

Hello Crafters
Can anyone tell me what color felt Elizabeth is using as the flesh color of the rabbits face. I have looked at the color chart and I can't seem to figure it out.
Thanks
Tona

Janel Leksan said...

You have outdone yourself! These ducks are so amazing!!
I love your story as well, so sweet it is!

RetroSandie said...

What a lovely and sweet story! It sounds like you and your DH have a wonderful relationship. .....sigh
Now, on another note -I LOVE THOSE DUCKIES!!!!! Oh my they are so cute! You just kill me how you think up your crafting ideas! They are always awesome! I love your pink bunny with the fluffy "fur" around her face! Love love love!!!
Hugs to you,
Sandie

Nan said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you my friend I hope it's been a good one. Beautiful story you wrote here. And the crafts, oh the crafts you come up with are just too sweet. What are you doing with them all?? Will you ever sell in your Shop?

HollyC said...

What a perfect Valentine story! I love it! Your ducks are so adorable. I am definitely going to have to make some. Since this is my first year to decorate my craft room these sweet ducks will be a perfect Easter craft. Thank you and HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! Holly

Denise said...

My amazing friend,I received My package yesterday.What beauty and generosity from you.My little ducky and basket will be one of My treasures and all My valentines will also be treasured.Thank you with My whole heart.Denise

Tammy's in Love said...

E, the paper clay has been in the drawer for about three months; I am now ready to try it! I used some clay before in a Snornament type guy. Now I feel braver, no instructions on the box was daunting!

Ina said...

How lovely that you both find comfort in your rituals. That is a peaceful marriage.

I love your little duckys, too! ;p

Anonymous said...

Dear Sweet Elizabeth ... it is encouraging that you have a good honey!
Melissa of Churubusco, IN

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