My Loverman

W15 6 7 HEALING JOURNAL 2In all this waiting-for-kidney-stone maladies to heal (the surgeon tore my ureter)
I have been creating a healing journal.  I’m not sure I can share it in its entirety,
but will at some point share within my comfort zone.  It is a personal journal.

Today I entered a piece about my wonderful husband.
He has taken such good care of me in all this — and not for a week or two but for months!  I’ve had to have my feet UP because the way I am proportioned the stents cause me pain when they move, blood, clots, et all.  He has not only done all the work in our business,
but all the cooking (or much of it as I have prepped a few things), cleaning, and shared chores in our lives.  He has also taken care of me — making sure I had interesting treats
(I am bored beyond belief at this point), a clean bed and a clean space in our studio
(I still went into work with him — he did not want me home alone.)

Taking care of someone selflessly is an act of loving compassion,
especially when done cheerfully.
It is the ultimate act, and while no one wants to have to do it
(it means our loved ones need our help), he shows me daily how much
he loves me by being present and kind and thoughtful.
I don’t know if he knows what an amazing man he is, and what a gift he is for me.

W15 6 7 HEALING JOURNAL 1Drawn in a folded journal with various pens and with
Noodlers ink and Daniel Smith watercolors.


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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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10 Responses to My Loverman

  1. anne54 says:

    Oh, Kate, you poor thing. Pain and boredom, what a dreadful combination. But made a little easier by the love and support of your husband. All good wishes.


  2. Sammy D. says:

    What precious illustrations of your shared commitment. We can all learn from Mitchell’s patience and selfless giving. Thank him for loving our Katie.


  3. susanissima says:

    This is what love looks like and, of course, you would do the same for your darling Mitchell, Katie. Wonderful tribute to your husband. ❤


  4. So true! Having someone you love and trust to take care of you when you’re not feeling well is a gift. Glad to hear your SO is doing such a fine job! Hope things start going better for you. Best wishes and good vibes!


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