My Special Talent

The funny things that keep a marriage together!

After 33 years, I still have the ability to take my husband's breath away! Really, month after month, he can barely catch his breath after opening a credit card bill!

Night after night when he pulls up to the house he screams out, "our house looks like a Christmas tree"! He's rather cute when he sees this, really, some nights I think he needs CPR! In reality, I think it's his secretive way to get a hello kiss.

On the rare occasion that I cook, he sits breathless at the dining room table as if to say, wow, you went to all of this trouble for me?

Sometimes, I'm actually on time and I get the breathless reaction from him as if he were staring at a Norman Rockwell painting!

It's rare that we take my car, but the fact that I still drive on empty after 33 years with him leaves him panting because he has used up his words to over capacity telling me how bad it is for the fuel injection system and how dangerous this is.

Recently he sounded as if he were having an asthma attack losing his breath over the fact that I bought him some shirts in size xtra large. I've told you for 30 some years I wear a large! (oh yeah, what size shoe do I wear honey?) 

Sweetheart... can we talk about...NO!, he says before I can finish, gasping he says, you know how I hate "those" kind of conversations! Well, I just wanted to see if you wanted to go to the US Open. Whew.... all of his breath is let out like a balloon. Really? Yes. With this he is fist pumping with excitement. Honey I say, be careful not to lose your breath from getting over excited, I now need you blow up the rafts for the pool.

Motto here, Always be that breath of fresh air, that leaves them breathless, makes for a long happy breathless marriage!

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Lori Clewis Eaton August 17, 2012 at 05:13 PM
You are a talented writer, Beth! I can relate to your post as Al & I will celebrate 33 years of marriage on Nov. 24th. I was 28 & Al was 2 weeks from his 30th birthday when married, so we are older parents than others in our age group. It appears that you are also married to a wonderful fella. My hubby is a saint for surviving living with me & 3 daughters! He is happy that we now have 2 "sons" since our older 2 daughters are married. Keep writing those posts, Beth! Hugs to a fabulous sister! Lori
Beth August 17, 2012 at 06:20 PM
Lori, thank you! My wacky sense of humor comes in handy around my house! My husband should be knighted! So what if I leave every light on, right? :) Thank you for taking your time to post on my blog, much appreciated!
Robin Eckwerth August 17, 2012 at 11:48 PM
I just love this post. I can so relate to all these things, as I too am always taking my husbands breath away. I think every day that he should be use to me but there is always a new out of breath experience. Now I will try to see humor in it instead of disgust and feeling unable to function as only super woman can..lol
Beth August 18, 2012 at 02:10 AM
Robin, thanks for your comment! I am one that takes the negative and turns it in to something funny! You are not superwoman however, I'm sure you are a super woman! As I say....always leave them breathless!
Tanya White August 23, 2012 at 10:15 PM
LOl, I can actually visualize this. That make it even funnier!


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