A couple of weekends ago, Tripp and I were enjoying our usual Sunday morning routine – I get my coffee and he gets the paper and we sit in the living room together and read the newspaper. Well I guess it’s just Tripp that “reads” the paper. I check the ads and read the USA Today weekend edition.
So anyway, Tripp came across a story about Ree Drummond (aka ‘The Pioneer Woman’). The article talked about her blog and new book. Which then sparked the following conversation:
T – “Hey babe, did you know that The Pioneer Woman was coming to Tulsa?”
K – “Oh yeah?”
T – “Yeah. A book signing. She has a blog like you.”
K – “Yeah, I know.” (Who doesn’t know?)
T – “Is hers funny like yours?” (God, I love this man.)
K – “I think it is. I like her recipes too.”
A conversation then ensues about different blog software, web hosting, domain names, etc. I tell him the TINY amount I know about how blogs work. He then looks at me and says, “So if Ree Drummond is ‘The Pioneer Woman’, who are you?”
Ahhhh……the $64,000 question.
I just sat there and looked at him. It’s such a simple question. And except for the obvious – a wife and mother – I found it nearly impossible to answer so I just said, “Well, I guess I don’t really know.”
I’m pretty sure that when Tripp asked, he did not intend to open up a huge can of worms. But really, it’s profound question for me. So we talked a little more about it, but by then it was time to get Kelsey up and get ready for church.
So we went upstairs and I hopped in the shower while Tripp went to the office for his typical Sunday morning check of our retirement/savings accounts. When I got out of the shower I found this on my bathroom mirror.
Who knew a post-it note could be a love letter.
Quite honestly, I’ve never loved my husband more. In the middle of my hormonally induced, soon to be empty nesting, mid-life crisis – here was my sweet husband with such a simple gesture of love.
I am so grateful that he is my Valentine.