Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Appreciating My Man

I believe it's important to recognize and appreciate the things that our beloveds do. So, I wanted to share about my darling.

I woke up this morning to horses in my pasture! "So?" You may ask, "Isn't that where horses belong?" Well, yes. However, our fences are, shall we say, suggestive. Meaning, they suggest to the horses that they should remain in the pasture, but the horses (the mares in particular) haven't been "listening" very well lately. So, every morning I wake up to my old gelding whinnying, wondering where his mares went. It's been very stressful for me to say the least. With a 4 month old fussy baby, I haven't been able to get out and do any fence fixing on my own, and although my 16 year old son has worked on them, we've not been successful in keeping them in.

My Beloved and I have talked at great length what to do, but with limited resources, most of our ideas haven't really seemed to be much of a fix. Well, last night, after football practice, my Beloved came home and worked on the fence. He got out the fence charger and got everything hooked up and electrified. And now, the horses are listening when the fence says, "Stay!" :-)

This may not seem like a big deal, but my Beloved grew up in town, and not on a farm. Being on a farm is much more my dream than his, and so, the "animal" chores are not ones that he particularly cares for. So, it is a big deal that he took the time to take care of something that was causing me so much distress.

I was so overjoyed to not have to run out in my nightie and call horses in this morning! I called my Beloved and let him know how appreciative I was/am.

So. Let me encourage you today to find something about your beloved to be appreciative about and tell him ~ and someone else.

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