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Love Tank.

October 19, 2011

On a rainy day I herd everyone into the car.
Wet shoes flip over the middle seat as kids pile into a vehicle big enough for our large family of nine.
I haul the baby into her massive car seat and buckle in what seems an endless supply of buckles and latches….as she clucks to be given her cup of milk. “Sorry honey, no milk yet. We have to go to the Amish farm and buy it,” I say as I snap the last part of her harness.

Running through the rain back into the house…forgot my keys….and purse.
As I walk back out it starts to rain hard. I should have bought milk while my husband was in town… now all these errands have to be done in the rain…..
with 7 kids…oh well.

UGH!
and it hits me…
I was totally out of fuel yesterday.
So now I need to add stop for gas onto the list of things to do…
in
the
rain.

I start the car and quiet the kids.
As I go to put it in reverse, it catches my eye.
There it is…

an oh so hot
super sexy
love note from my husband
no words
just one letter
it is the F word.

I don’t know when or how he did it… we were all so busy yesterday.
His flight left so early.
All I know is I am loved.
My tank is full.

***********Edited to Add………..

OMG,… all you sweeties coming from Simple Mom…. just love love that you would visit me here at Aseedinspired  I don’t know how to clean up for blog company…but take a seat while I make you some tea! Welcome!…To check out the other links that Simple Mom is talking about check here at Simple Mom BookMarks.  Please stop by and say hi….and again Welcome!~T

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26 Comments leave one →
  1. October 19, 2011 10:40 am

    good man

  2. October 19, 2011 11:05 am

    THAT
    IS
    SO
    AWESOME.
    Those silent gifts behind the scenes…

  3. October 19, 2011 11:34 am

    oh I love this!
    Last week my man did the same for me! You have no idea how this blessed me, reading your entry today… I MUST show it to my husband 🙂
    Isn’t God good!

  4. October 19, 2011 11:39 am

    Oh yes! Praise God, yes.
    The love of a quiet servant.
    My husband has done that too, and I just showed him your post and told him, you’ve done that for me. Thanks for passing on that blessing!

  5. October 19, 2011 11:43 am

    A loving husband…such a sweet gift from God…so great you did not take this simple act of kindness for granted…
    Great day to you T…blessings~

    • October 19, 2011 1:52 pm

      Oh you better believe I didn’t take it for granted… lol…matter of fact I took the picture just because I was so touched.
      T

  6. October 19, 2011 11:55 am

    Fantastic. Fabulous. Thought I’d add a few more Fs here. 🙂

    I’m famous (another F) for forgetting to fill ‘er up. 🙂

  7. October 19, 2011 12:32 pm

    How do you spell love . . . F! I bet that act of love made it a lot easier to run errands in the rain! Showers of blessing to you and yours, T.

  8. October 19, 2011 12:46 pm

    what a blessing. I love when my man comes home with 2 gal of milk as I use the last drop.

    • October 19, 2011 1:53 pm

      oh absolutely. Just the thought of having to go pump fuel in the rain was enough to make me want to bag the whole days errands.
      T

  9. October 19, 2011 2:03 pm

    I love this! What a beautiful act of service to show his love.

  10. October 19, 2011 2:16 pm

    T — what a build-up! I was so relating with the awful, hectic morning that I was tickled and surprised by the love-note. Yay! Great writing. Happy marriages (in spite of the craziness of life) thrill me!

    • October 19, 2011 2:30 pm

      oh me too.
      such a simple thing.. .but in a hectic time when I am the only parent in charge something as simple as that says we are still a team and he is looking out for me.
      swoon.
      T

  11. October 19, 2011 3:13 pm

    Am I the only one who did a double take about the “F” word when I read this? He left you a super sexy and super simple note…F*#$? I mean, that would be a very direct way to say I love you but, hey, however you guys chit chat amongst yourselves is your biizzznasss.

    Ok, I must be the only one who went to public school and still thinks the “F” word as something else. Butttttttttttttttt, FULL as in GAS, that is way more awesome. Happy for you. No one likes to stop for gas in the rain.

    • October 19, 2011 4:16 pm

      Sa-man-tha!…
      oh samantha you mild mannered piano teacher… leave it to you to spell it out for everyone.

      (shaking my head and lol!)
      love you!
      T

  12. October 19, 2011 3:56 pm

    I won’t leave Samantha hangin — yeah, had the same thought about the “F” word initially. But, like her, was relieved and blessed with how it turned out!
    Your post reminded me of a quote by Mother Teresa, “We can do no great things; only small things with great love.”
    Those are words to live by. Especially in marriage.
    Beautiful story.
    Thanks!

    • October 19, 2011 4:17 pm

      So true… really! I mean think about how many selfless things you must do in a days time … it’s nice when someone goes out of their way to do something nice they didn’t have to do.
      The man is a fuel ninja.
      T

  13. October 19, 2011 11:18 pm

    I just laughed so hard I probably woke at least one kid. THIS IS CLASSIC! A story well told, indeed. Thank you so much for sharing with me.

  14. Loraine permalink
    January 20, 2012 11:22 am

    Mine said “I love you” with an F just yesterday morning! Isn’t it wonderful to be loved!

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