Thursday, September 23, 2010

5 Happy Words

 The Brain Deserves An Award.

Well, more than one, but I'm talking about some sort of trophy or badge or recognition just for being able to stay married to someone who is somewhat - let's call it "psychiatrically challenged" at times.

I had kind of a rough July.  There were running injuries.  There were vehicle issues.  There were daughters with life changing news.  There was youth conference coming.  And there was a random myriad of other things.  At several different points, I was quite sure that my head was going to explode from trying to solve so many problems on so many different levels.  And so I sat down and cried.

Well, if I were completely truthful, I would tell you that first I yelled, and then I cried, and then I ranted a little bit, and there may have even been some swearing involved - for sure in my head if not out loud. (That part's a little foggy.)  (Thank heavens)   And then, even after I wasn't very nice,  and even though he was dealing with all the same issues (except he also had a mentally, uh, "fragile" wife to deal with),  he let me cry on his shoulder, and he said all the important things I needed to hear, and he did it multiple times during that month.  

One of the main things he said - that I used as a life raft to get through the month -  was a little 5 word phrase.

Not this one:

I Love You So Much
(though he did say that)

or this one:

You Can Do Hard Things
(but he did say that too)

or even

The Chocolate is Ready Now
(can you believe he found even happier words than those?)

but his little mystery phrase DID get me through July, and it got me through most of August, too.  Tomorrow I'll tell you what it was, and I'll even have some pictures for you!

You can try to guess mine if you want, but I'd rather hear YOUR 5 word happy phrase.  What would pull you out of an uberfunk?


Kristina P. said...

The Hoff Wants Your Bod.

Rachel O said...

Classic rock cures all problems.

Rachel O said...

Or how about "naps will not kill you." :)

Tay said...

"let's go on a cruise"


Great husbands are fantastic. So patient and kind when they need to be. (and even when they don't need to be)

Tammy said...

Oh, the anticipation!!! I love that pin.

Let's see... I would like to hear:
"We'll get through this together!"
"Go buy something for yourself!"

Vern said...

"You want fries with that?"

Vern said...

"Congratulations, you're caller number ten!"

Vern said...

"Want to go to Sonic?" (Isn't this fun?)

Vern said...

"This is Publisher's Clearing House...."

Vern said...

My last one, I promise: "What? Kate Gosselin is DEAD?!"

Sarah said...

Those come with free shoes!

Ice cream in the freezer.

You are right about everything.

LisAway said...

Oh, I can't wait! :) I'm sorry your July was so rough.

We started letting Spencer cry-it-out last night so there is only one thing I want to hear right now, "You can have a nap."

rocslinger said...

You can have the remote.

Dave said...

the brain must be a right awesome dude.

how about:

"Here's tickets to Glenn Beck"

"You're a daughter of God"

"Abba is on tour again"

"Your worth is beyond rubies"

"JustRandi, I'm having a hard time explaining myself because I'm a man, and we sometimes don't always express ourselves clearly and succinctly, but I want you to know that you are the number one thing in my universe and your happiness is my happiness, and your burdens are my burdens." (i guess that was more like eleventy words) ((armagaeddon anyone???? anyone else get it??? hello....))

Annette Lyon said...

No brilliant ideas, but I wanna know!

Heidi said...

No! July is not supposed to be that hard! So sorry!

Barbaloot said...

I'm dying to know which phrase is better than "The Chocolate is ready now."

My happy phrase: I can sleep in tomorrow!

Amy Peterson said...

lol Dave!!! To tell you all the truth, women (sometimes) have a hard time expressing our "true" feelings with words. Hence you get the rants, crying, screaming.......

Dave said...


Yvonne said...

It's wonderful to have someone there to go through these things with us, isn't it.

What would get me through it--having Allan say, "Let's get out of here".

Heather said...

We'll get through it together

JustRandi said...

You guys are cracking me up!
And actually getting kind of close!

Erin said...

A year of free DietCoke!

PS - You CAN do the hard things and I think you're AWESOME!! Can I be you when I grow up? Please??

mormonhermitmom said...

Chinese takeout or pizza delivery?

The Mom said...

Do you want a nap?

Let's take a childless vacation.

You're leaving...on a jet (plane).

Girl's night - chocolate and support.

goddessdivine said...

"You can quit your job"

"Buy yourself something really nice"

(Those would be mine.)

Btw--Vern, yours are a hoot!

Momof5 said...

"I've got this" -Love, God