May 18, 2010

hand print on my heart


It has been there for a few weeks... even through the rain. I think I am the only one who has noticed it. Eric would have tried to scrub it off... my kids surely would have pointed it out, and probably would have laughed about it.
I love it... this hand print on my walkway. Because the hand that was so stained by red mulch that it would leave a mark on concrete, is the same hand that has held tightly onto mine for almost nineteen years. It is the hand that held onto mine when we promised each other forever and when our babies came into the world. It is the hand that rests in mine when we are driving in the car or just watching TV. His hands... are gentle and strong all at once... and seeing the mark when I walk up to our home is like a warm embrace, his hand on my heart.

Celebrating the mess that life is... and the beauty... on Tuesday with Emily.
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22 comments:

Kat said...

Awwwwwww. So sweet.

Off post topic, I just have to say that when I brought your site up from fb, Norton told me it was unsafe. Ooooooooo. Should I be scared of you? Nah. I could never be afraid of the "lady with the smiling eyes". And actually it was "Network Blogs" (or whatever it's called) that it told me was unsafe....still not scared. I'm so daring that way ;)

tfgpoetry said...

Aw, Dawn, this is so precious. Love.

Richella said...

GET. OUT. That's Eric's handprint? That is wonderful.

You are the most wonderful example of doing just what Emily wants us to do with Tuesdays Unwrapped--finding the sacred in the midst of the mundane. Thank you for sharing it with us!

HeathahLee said...

I wouldn't want to wash it off, either! Such a sweet post!

Kelli said...

I need a reminder like this!! I LOVE IT!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

wanderingonpurpose said...

That is really neat. (Stopping by from Tuesdays Unwrapped)

Grandma J said...

What a beautiful post.

Busy Bee Suz said...

This is so sweet!!



I am on my way over with soap and gloves for Eric! :0

Dayle Allen Shockley said...

Beautiful.

JoAnn said...

Awww!
I know what to get you for you anniversary! A cement stepping stone kit, and then, then you can stick people's hands in it! :)

Jo@Mylestones said...

Oh you are SUCH a sap. (And yes, that was the syrup calling the sugar sticky.) :-)

Southern Gal said...

This is a great post.

imoomie said...

Touching and tangible.

Jennifer said...

What a sweet tribute to your husband. I love that you captured such a moment and shared it with us. Beautiful.

Graceful said...

Super sweet -- your husband must be melting!

Sarah said...

What a wonderful picture...and a sweet reminder as you look at the handprint of the one who you love...and loves you!

Sarah

Melissa said...

got teary eyed reading this sweet post, dawn. love it! come on over and party with me!!

Life with Kaishon said...

Totally made me cry....

tracie @ {tsj} photography said...

this just makes me smile!!!

patty said...

very lovely!

sara's art house said...

That handprint is precious!

jenn said...

how sweet! I love this post!