"It is well to remember that the entire population of the universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others." A.Holmes

Monday, May 4, 2009

My Husband's Hands

~I love my husband's hands. Hands are one of the first features I notice in a person. Hands and their eyes. I appreciate good hands. Not hands that are beautiful in a worldly way, but hands that are strong and gentle. My husband has strong and manly hands. The hands of the man I fell in love with. Kind hands that cradled our babies, changed their diapers ( yes! he changed their diapers ) cooks for me for the joy of cooking, removed splinters from myself and our children with a gentleness I never possessed. He built our home, built the outbuildings, built animal pens and dovecotes just for me. His hands planted and prune our orchard and gardens. His hands tend the bees. His hands care for me when I am sick. I love the touch of his hands. ~My husband was away for the weekend and as I took Sunday to just enjoy our home, the home my husband built, I became especially grateful for the many things around our home he has made, built, and tended with his hands, and his heart. I am thankful. I love him.
~Dovecote my husband built for me, with love.~
"A friend is one whom you can pour out the contents of your heart , chaff and grain alike, knowing that the gentlest of hands will take it and sift it, keep what is worth keeping , and with the breath of kindness, blow the rest away." AU

10 comments:

Mildred said...

Such a touching post Kathy. Your home and dovecote are just beautiful. It's nice to have a day to just enjoy and be surrounded by all the wonderful memories of what you two have created over the years.
You know, I am the same way about hands and eyes! I always notice those two features first.

English Cottage in Georgia said...

How wonderful to have a husband with such capable hands. Love the dovecote and your post.

Southern Comfort said...

I love hands too. I've always thought my husband looked extra masculine, and he does. I always notice a man's hands and arms. It is sweet to honor your husband with this post.

amc said...

What a sweet post...your hubby is very gifted in all he can do!

noble pig said...

Oh that was so sweet. I love reading posts like this.

I love my husbands hands too. He is strong but has the gentle hands of a surgeon which makes them kind. I know exactly what you are talking about in this post.

Shellmo said...

The dovecote is beautiful! Your husband is a talented and kind man!

Karen said...

Wonderful post. Thank you.

Amy said...

Hey Kathy, I'm home from Georgia now!

Farm Chick Paula said...

What a wonderful post about your love for your Hubby, Kathy... so sweet!

Daisy said...

Wonderful post, Kathy. I think you are both lucky to have each other.