Wednesday, November 28, 2018

A Wink And His Smile




I hope you are reading Windy's blog When The Storm Whispers To The Wind.  You can read her blog right here. New blogger no longer, her posts are interesting, funny, creative and sometimes even short. LOL She has started a habit of asking her readers an important question which relates to her post. In the post titled What Do You Respond To, she asked readers to share what they respond to when their men approach.

After reading this post, my insides did a giant flip-flop as I thought about Wendy's question. I read the comments and it seemed that Windy had touched a subject that hit all readers. Read them and you just might agree. When I read Laurel's comment, I especially thought that Windy had hit ttwd gold. 

This is Laurel's comment. She graciously gave me her permission to put it here on my post as did Windy. 

I love your story, it’s beautiful. Who knew all those years ago that you’d end up at this lovely little place enjoying each other more than ever. How sweet it is!
Your question is a good one, my answer is ... his dominance. The way he speaks, what he says, how he touches me around the house, how he watches for me when we’re out-walking on the outside etc., taking my hand, when he gestures to me, winking at me in a crowd, whispering to me how things are going to go if I don’t shape up, etc. etc. It never ends....the way he makes me feel taken care of and protected, it’s all so deliciously heady. I love it with my being and never want it to change. Ahhh...I have to go and find him now! Lol! 


When Jack returned from deployment, he was bigger than life to me and I mean quite literally. I was totally in awe and was nervous even though we had been married quite a while when those deployments happened. He always made me feel that I was his center of the universe. Homecomings were wonderful and hard all at the same time. How were we to act after a long absence? Jack had no problem, but I did. I was shy around a husband of many years during those first encounters........ but only briefly as I was in his arms and our bed. We did know what to do. Nonetheless, I was shy and had a hard time stopping the tummy butterflies and flip-flops. So the butterflies were right there and the reunions were always wonderful. 

At this point, we began the wink. We found ourselves at crowded events and we would search the room for one another using our eyes. He would be with fellow officers and I would be with other spouses. Then we would catch a glimpse of one another and he would wink. My response was always a grin and possibly a wink. When we then approached one another, he always grabbed my hand tucking me right into his side. With just a couple of small gestures, I feel his love in a busy setting or in the quiet of our home.

Because we met as young teenagers, I am always amazed that, yes, his eyes light up when I walk into the room. Those eyes sparkle and wink. He pulls me close, gives me a quick spank and a sweet kiss. I will always love his wink and his smile. 

So let's keep this going. How do you and your husband approach one another? Are you a little shy after being away? Does he give you a wink and a smile? Do you have a language all your own between just the two of you?

Thank you, Windy and Laurel,

Meredith 




21 comments:

  1. Hi Meredith, Windy's posts are awesome and I loved this one.

    Aww, this is so lovely. A wink and a smile...perfect :)

    Hugs
    Roz

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    1. Roz,
      Windy keeps the good post ideas coming. I now have two more posts waiting to go live that were her ideas.
      M

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  2. Even the title of this post made me smile, Meredith. Although you have written before about spotting Jack in a crowd, this piece had a fresh approach. Perhaps inspired by Windy and Laurel.

    Even when it has only been 5 hours since I have seen Sam, there is a physical and emotional rush that happens when he pulls me into a big, long hug. When he tells me how wonderful it is to come home to me, my heart just soars. I do grin when he smacks my bottom, and get lost in a kiss.

    If we have been away from each other more than a few days, there is a physical urgency when we greet each other, a fierceness that usually ends up in the bedroom asap.

    Ella

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    1. Ella,
      Thank you for your comment. We both have the love of our men center in our lives.
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  3. I can just see you and Jack doing this! It is so sweet!

    For the Sherriff and I it is definitely his voice when he walks in.

    We were just talking about the long time ago when we first met. We lived long distance from each other and so the phone was our connection. At that time, I also had migraines about 3 or 4 times a month (full blown, just shoot me know to get rid of the pain migraines YUCK!) Anyhow, the sherriff and I spent a lot of the time on the phone. So when I was dealing with a migraine, I would let him carry the conversation the whole time (an hour or longer). I would just listen to his deep, melodic voice. As I listened, I imagined the pain flowing away on his musical voice. It was lovely. While we were remembering last night, I again had a migraine. I was quiet, listening to his calm, deep voice as it ebbed my migraine. That was when he realised what I was doing all those years ago when he was on the phone with me. Even then, I knew this man would be my balm, my safe harbour. His voice

    Boo

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    1. B,
      Your guy's strong, tender voice is most powerful.
      M

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  4. Hi Meredith, :) I enjoyed your post! Love the description of the wink, and smile that Jack sends your way. There is nothing like that sign that lets you know that they have you, in good times and rough ones too.

    I too enjoy reading Windy's posts. There is so much to be learned/think about from all of the wonderful writers in Blogland. There are also so many meaningful things to think about in the comments of others, such as Laurel's super one, that you shared above. It is a blessing to have all of that info to read through and think about. It really is a special community.

    In this day and age, I think that we are lucky to have the communication methods available to us, that help through those periods of separation. I can only imagine how rough it was back in the time that you write about. through it all, look where you are now! :) Many hugs,

    ❤️Katie xoxo

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    1. Katie,
      Windy is like a fresh breeze here in blogland. Separation was very difficult indeed. I am glad those days are over.
      M

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  5. Meredith,
    I may have to write a post in response to you writing in response to my post. LOL!! Who's on first?!! I think we certainly must be at least on second base by now! And I think Laurel is ahead of us with her man on third base! Woo! Hoo!

    Your writing here about your reunions is something really special. I appreciate your feeling of vulnerability until Jack woos you back into your physical comfort zone. I cannot even begin to imagine what HE is thinking when he is about to be "reunited" with you in body and in spirit.

    I love this post! Hugs! Windy

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    1. Windy,
      Your comment hit a home run. He did use his power of convincing me, but it took little time.
      M

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  6. This was so lovely to read. I felt your butterflies as I read your description of eyes winking from across a crowded room!
    My guy gives me a warm loving look and quite possibly a bellow before a kiss. Although there are other times when he will tease as only a Scotsman can!

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    1. Minelle,
      I love when you tell about your Scotman's ways.
      M

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  7. The eyes have it here too, Meredith. There has only been one long separation in almost 50 years, when Harry was hospitalised for nine months, after a terrible accident. Visiting time was just one hour each evening and, as soon as the ward door opened, he would search for my face in the crowd. Our eyes would meet and our lips would smile. Parting each night was hard and we’d blow kisses as the door closed again.
    After all these years, our eyes still light up when we’ve been apart, even when it’s just the working day that’s parted us.
    Great post, Mere.
    Rosie xx

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    1. Rosie,
      Thank you for sharing that sweet story from long ago.
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  8. This is lovely Meredith, your story always reminds me of the movie
    An Officer and a Gentleman. A handsome, burly fellow coming back to claim his love, what a story it is.
    I do think my guy and I have a language all our own. We read each other so well, knowing those looks, the smiles, the gestures, the tones, the winks. It all holds a great deal of meaning for us and I for one pay attention to it. It compliments what it is we do and makes me feel very loved, and very special.
    So glad that you liked my previous comment so much that you created this post, it’s a great one!

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    1. Laurel,
      I have seen that private action in action. Thank you for sharing.
      M

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  9. Loved reading about the special love signals you share with Jack, Meredith. Frank and I have only been separated once for long period of time ... 2 months when I worked in Korea for a summer. Wanting to feel his arms wrapped around me was what I remember most about my long trip home. To this day, that's where I feel the most loved and safe ... in his arms. ... nj ... xx

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    1. NJ,
      Thank you for sharing your private moments.
      M

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  10. Aw, so sweet when I read your post and all of the responses and I realize that it's really so much about the little things. A wink, a voice, a tease, a physical touch.

    Around here, we (ok, more like me) can easily get lost in the craziness of our day-to-day life. I cannot believe how much a text can turn my day around. Sometimes its a lovey, sweet text. Other times I read his text and I immediately go into "yikes, what was I thinking" mode and turn myself around before we are together. Still turtles here in ttwd world but we are learning and growing and haven't been closer. Ever. We are grateful to you all for sharing.

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    2. Deena,
      Things are slowly coming together for you. Keep us posted.
      M

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