Sunday, August 27, 2017

PK's Bacon Melts My Heart

Have you read PK's post? Her post is just plain sweet and poignant. At the heart of the post is a simple piece of bacon cooked by Nick. Sadly one piece of bacon! So PK's sweet husband shares the piece of bacon with PK. True love demonstrated because love is in the doing......... always! Nick shared what he had. I found the post heartwarming and spooky.

Yes, spooky because what Nick did was so much like what Jack does. He shares the last of something with me. He puts me first always. He does many little things that just are so thoughtful. I have not put gas in my car since his deployment days. He takes care of me. Sometimes it bugs me......... at dinner he insists I serve myself first. When I say "no, you get to go first tonight, he reaches down and slaps my bottom to get me moving on taking the first portion.

I have called my husband Jack for longer than this blog is old. He has his name long before the name Meredith was chosen. My guy is a "jack of all trades". He can do many things: carpentry, cooking, quieting a crying grandchild, cutting my hair when we were impoverished young marrieds, leading his military people, sheltering me from the wolf at the door, planning big vacations coordinating planes, trains and cars, hotels, and the list goes on. 

Jack and Nick have not met, but I think they would really like one another. They seem to be cut from the same cloth as my Grandmother would say. They take care of the women their love. What better trait is there! 

We still tussle with laundry........ Before our early retirement, that was my domain. Now Laundry Wars continue meaning that he starts the washing at odd times and folds laundry in the quiet of an evening. Who would have thought laundry is a source of agitation here at our house? Grrrrrr! Please do not tell me to just let him do it. I take care of my lingerie and clothes. He mixes it all up and disasters have happened. We bought Muji laundry containers that separate things. It seems to help as I declare my laundry rights. We are actually trying His and Her laundry for awhile. LOL! 

What does your sweet guy do to put you first in his love? 

When men take care of the women they love, it melts my heart even more than the smell of bacon. However, I do love bacon! 

Thanks, PK


  1. This is a post that is a tribute to the small things we do for each other. They show love just as much as the kisses and hugs.

    After my last surgery Sam got up 4 or 5 times a night to make sure I didn't strain myself by trying to sit up. He got less sleep than I did.

    He still does not like me to lift anything. I know I better call him for help or wait until he is home. He told me "There is a new sheriff in town, Little Lady, and he better not catch you lifting anything." This sheriff will spank if I ever forget.

    We split the duties. I do the laundry, and Sam does the grocery shopping. You are right. I cringe to think what he could do to my pretty clothes.

    Loved this Post, Mere!

  2. Hi Meredith, sweet post. I am too very lucky to be a put first wife!
    love Jan, xx

  3. I like thinking of Jack and Nick being alike. I like knowing you are so well cared for. I haven't done laundry in over 15 years - I taught the kids how and as they left, Nick took the job. He takes care of the outside of the house and helps enormously with the inside. I was trying to think of a task I always do without help. Taking care of the litter box was about all I could come up with and he'd probably do that if I asked.

    I once hear a vanilla describe a domestic discipline couple as a weak, scared woman jumping when her lord and master barked, lest she be beaten. How ignorant! We in the lifestyle are not only some of the smartest, strongest women I know - I think we are without doubt the best loved. I love this post and I'm glad you liked mine.

  4. Sweet post and it's true of my Ray also. So many times I look at him and wonder how I got so lucky. He always thinks of me and puts me first. '
    Laundry is mostly left to me unless it is his things. It's less likely to cause surprises that way.

  5. Hi Meredith, :) Loved your post! Jack, Nick, all of our fellas are so terrific! Ttwd definitely brings focusing on the things that make each other feel loved, to the forefront.

    I feel spoiled! Rob definitely does a whole lot of things- from cooking, to surprises of a fav candy, to grocery shopping, to some nice gg spanking... the list goes on and on. I feel blessed! I just hope that what I do for him, makes him feel spoiled too. Honestly, with these guys, it seems like selflessness is so apparent, as they lead the one that they love. How lucky we all are!

    Lastly... just call me the laundry lady at our house. It seems like all I did, for many years, with four kids! The load is lighter these days, as I now do laundry for two! Great post! Many hugs,


  6. Meredith,
    This is a lovely post. We have known these things about Jack for a very long time. You may not even realize that in so many of your posts the caring and the love filled doing is so often conveyed in beautiful and subtle ways. It's easy to see that you care for one another deeply.
    My guy is also a man with a very big heart. He does many things for me without ever thinking about it. I also haven't gotten gas in years, he makes me my favourite London Fog latte, he cooks regularly, he searches for my favourite dark chocolate to surprise me with, he takes care of everything outside and helps with the inside chores, the list is truly never ending. There is one thing however that he does above all that is truly the most amazing for so many reasons, and that is the way he takes care of us. xo

  7. Hi Meredith, I absolutely love this post and Pk's post, so sweet.

    I always feel taken care of and cherished. The little things really aren't that little. Rick always puts me first. Opening doors etc.


  8. I have always felt cherished by Harry, who does many things, both large and small, to make my life easier. I don't let him anywhere near the laundry, though.
    Rosie xx

  9. Meredith Hi,
    I love this post. Your love for each other is touching and easy to see in your writing about your sweet man. Sometimes you have to stop and think of all the little things, because they really do add up and become a part of how you relate to one another. I have decided to do a little appreciation exercise and just list all the little things and not so little things my man does for me that I should be more mindful of and then I think I am going to share it with him. Thanks for the inspiration.

  10. I think we are all lucky ladies. We are with men who take care of their women - whatever the need may be ;)

  11. We share everything in our house. I feel so cherished by my Bear who always puts me first also. How lucky are we all.
    Hugs Lindy xx