Me, with my son-in-lawSunday Scribblings prompt this week is "Shipwrecked"
My eyes well up with tears as I listen to my shipwrecked son in law humming while he attempts to fix our washer that flooded the powder room last night, and the dryer that has been squawking loudly for the last few months! He'd planned to go to the beach today and enjoy the last little bit of summer heat we've had. Instead this amazing good natured man with the tenacity of ten hums as he works at repairing our appliances. Trapped in a tiny powder room, soaked in perspiration with only a dew rag to saturate the rolling sweat!
Why are some men so sweet, kind, generous of love and spirit while others are resentful and crotchety? It's so nice to witness my daughter married to a delightful easy to get along with male. A child of ten he's accustomed to being last, doing without, taking the dregs. Yet he's able to share so gracefully, is always grateful and giving of self! Thankfully my daughter has attached herself to such a special man.
When I decided to dissolve my marriage fifteen years ago my objective was to save her witnessing a dysfunctional couple in action! Don't get me wrong there were some good qualities that held us together for twenty five years. We were fiscally excellent, but the rest is nothing you'd want your child to emulate! She was ten when we split and thankfully she managed to find the whistling wonder that is her life partner now!
Although his family knows he's a gentle spirit, they have no idea just how dynamic this man really is! It's their loss. His demeanor is quiet, he's always willing to help, much like his mom, he's a worker bee. We appreciate him more than he will ever know. We tell him so too!!
I used to be so disillusioned with men, having done the majority of work in my marriage, watching friends do the same! Yet every so often I stumbled across a women excited that her husband bought and picked out her clothes. As a very independent woman I was horrified and could never imagine that! Well my son in law would have no trouble finding a perfect outfit for his wife, knowing her exact style and size. He's interested in her, what she does, how she feels, who she is! As is she in him! They love making each other happy!