March 02, 2010

the last word

The day begins early here... alarm clocks buzzing hours before the sun begins to light the earth. And I stay tucked into the warmth of our bed, drifting in and out of sleep... while he prepares for his day... ready to head out and save the world. Or at least our small corner of it. My eyes open for a goodbye kiss... and he quietly declares his love and urges me to sleep... just a little more. I hear him at the door, heading out... knowing that he is juggling his gear and his coffee and whatever else will get him through his twelve hour shift. And with arms full of his day, he stops on the other side of the door and I hear the key tumbling the lock... and he has the last word, as it whispers... I love you.

A sound to unwrap...
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18 comments:

Cassie said...

I just love the way you word things Dawn! Patrick left for work about 20 minutes ago (4am) and I hadn't yet fallen asleep...had a tad of caffine and it wired me like a Christmas tree all night. ANyway, a similar scene takes place here in the wee hours of the morn. I thank God for blessing me with this man. (I can be a pill sometimes, but HE thinks he's the blessed one!! Go figure.) X-Cassie

tracie said...

dawn, this is beautiful!!

Kat said...

{{SIGH}} That is so lovely. Thank you for reminding me of a husband who does the same :)

Richella said...

What is it about a man's stopping to lock the door behind him that communicates such love? I know just what you mean. I think safety and security are my love languages. Maybe I should have married one of Eric's fellow officers! :)

No, I'll stick with my Jack. . . but I do love to be protected by him. Maybe it's because the mother has to be the protector so often--sometimes we want to be the one curled up safely in someone else's protecting embrace.

Thank God for big, strong husbands. And Jesus.

togetherforgood said...

This is beautiful. My husband leaves for work before I'm out of bed most mornings. My favorites are the mornings where he just rubs my back for a few minutes before he leaves. Massages are my love language. ;)

dawn said...

Oh, I love this...you write so well, Dawn.

Are you feeling better yet?

Get Real Girl said...

This is beautiful. My hubby is often up and gone before I am up and moving, too. It is such a comfort to know that he is taking care of us and he wouldn't want it any other way.

Corinne said...

What a sweet way to start the day...

Busy Bee Suz said...

awwww...that is so sweet!!!!

Kelli said...

I feel so warm and fuzzy after reading this. How awesome to be intentional in cherishing this moment in time!!

Imperfect said...

Precious love in all the simple things. Just beautiful.

Jenny86753oh9 said...

Absolutely beautiful! Reminds me of the mornings my husband had to head out to the airport at 3am every morning. I miss those small yet large moments of love...however, I'm also enjoying having him here to wake up to now. ;-)

Jami @ livelaughlove5 said...

yes indeed. i love how you worded that. :)

Boy Crazy said...

tears pricking my eyes and a smile on my face.

p.s. love the new look, Dawn.

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

so sweet. My hubby leaves really early in the morning and i sleep right through it LOL

Deidra said...

so sweet...

Kay said...

So true! : )

Love your new 'do' too. Very pretty!

HeathahLee said...

This sounds so much like the same thing that goes on every morning at my house. Love it!

I just wanted to drop by and say I hope you are feeling better. I've read on Kat's and a couple other's blogs that you've been sick...get well soon! : )