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My husband did something really nice for me ...

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive June 2004: My husband did something really nice for me ...
By Amecmom on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 01:55 pm:

Last week, my husband and I were talking about things, and he said, "You know, I was just thinking about that - you never sing any more" He told me he'd gotten a CD of operatic arias and most were ones he remembered me singing. "It's been so long since you've practiced, you've probably lost it forever at this point." (Doesn't sound nice yet, does it?)

I immediately got defensive - but I knew he was right. Singing had been very important to me - and now, well it just wasn't something I did anymore. I asked him whose CD it was and he said he couldn't remember.

A day or two later, he put the CD in my car. I really thought it was just the case, so I would see the artist.

Yesterday morning, the radio was so bad, I opened the case, fully expecting it to be empty. The CD was there. In a moment, the CD was playing and I was singing and it was wonderful.

I thanked him for leaving the cd in the car and told him how much I'd enjoyed myself. He got a sneaky smile and said, "Ah, my little plot worked."

It was so thoughtful and loving of him to think about something that once meant so much to me and to try and encourage me to get back into it.

I just wanted to share this. Our husbands say I love you in so many different ways. This was one.

By Vicki on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 01:58 pm:

That is so sweet, thanks for sharing it with us. We sometimes can get so down on our Dh's that it is important to say when they do great things too!!

By Amy~moderator on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 02:13 pm:

That's true, Vicki. Even though dh's can drive us batty all the time, it is extremely important to recognize, and point out, the wonderful things about them.

Ame, I'm so glad that your dh is encouraging you to get back to singing. He sounds like a wonderful man - and you sound like an awesome singer!

By Trina~moderator on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 02:26 pm:

Oh, how sweet! KUDOS to him!

By Texannie on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 02:31 pm:

That really is quite lovely!

By Kernkate on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 02:33 pm:

Awww that is so sweet. I think sometimes we take our DH for granted and I know at times we have to remind ourselves all the nice things they do for us. Fathers day will be here before we know it so we can show DH just how much he is appreciated:)

By Sunny on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 02:33 pm:

Those are the kinds of things that remind us why we love them and married them. :)

By Emily7 on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 02:37 pm:

That is so sweet, could he give my dh a lesson or two

By Kate on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 04:56 pm:

Awwww. Was it a CD of YOU?

By Amecmom on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 05:12 pm:

No - I wish!!!! It was Renee Flemmming singing a bunch of what I used to call my signature arias: O Mio Babbino Caro, Musetta's Waltz, Juliet's Waltz (My favorite - with runs and scales and a wickedly wonderful high C at the end).

It really made me nostalgic. It was also fun to see my son's reaction - he started "singing" along. Too cute! Maybe he remembered some from when I was pregnant with him? :).

By Dana on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 05:19 pm:

I almost started crying! That is so wonderful and caring. I sure hope you start back up. sounds like you need it and your DH is missing a big part of you! ENJOY>

By Bobbie~moderatr on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 11:38 pm:

I agree. Some times we get lost in our day to day lives and we forget that we have needs too. It sounds like you just might need to be singing..... And maybe your DH is seeing that.

By Amecmom on Tuesday, June 1, 2004 - 03:39 pm:

Update -

Well, he must be psychic or something. My cousin is getting married on Sunday and called to give me the name and number of the pianist who is playing her wedding. She just assumed I'd be singing.

If my husband hadn't gotten me back into it last week, I would have had to say no, there's no way I can get my voice in shape.

It's so funny how things work out.


By Trina~moderator on Tuesday, June 1, 2004 - 03:47 pm:

Wow, goosebumps! Yes, it is funny how things work out, isn't it?! You know what they say, God works in mysterious ways. :)

BTW, I'm envious of your ability to sing. I can NOT. :(

By Dmom on Tuesday, June 1, 2004 - 03:57 pm:

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

I am waiting out a 4 o'clock deadline before I call my Friend's cell phone (see prayer requests, if you want).

Anyway, I have an amazing husband.

But sometimes I get down and depressed about the situations I occasionally hear and I wonder if there are any good men left???

God gave me a lift through your post.

I needed to hear about the "nice guys".

Like my husband.

Thank you so, so, much.

By Amecmom on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 09:23 am:

Update 2

The wedding was yesterday. A hugely lavish affair. The ceremony was in a garden, with a fountain. Great background noise if your not singing. The pianist had a small keyboard, which was not hooked into the sound system, so it really couldn't be heard very well. For such a ritzy place, you'd think the sound system would have been better, but it wasn't, so I had to sing w/o a mic. In my prime (snicker) that would have been no problem, but after all these years, who know if I could still project over all that noise?
Well, I guess good training always comes through. "One Hand, One Heart" for the lighting of the unity candle and the Schubert, "Ave Maria" came off much better than I expected - especially since I'm beginning my 3rd trimester and my lungs had to share their capacity with a baby!
It was really a blessing to be able to do this for my cousin, who has been so good to me. I'm so glad my husband had his thoughtful moment. Because I'd been doing so much opera again, the projection was easier and the vocal quality did not sufffer. Everyone was surprised that I still "had it" (including me) - and these are people who have heard me at my best and would have been honest with me, if it had not been as good as it used to be.

The cocktail hour was an hour an a half, with more food than you could imagine - filet mignion wrapped in pastry, duck, turkey, rack of lamb, shrimp, oysters on the half shell (couldn't eat any:(, cracked crab, a caviar bar with several different flavors of Stoli, also could not partake :( - of the Stoli - I enjoyed the caviar. Chinese food cooked to order, fried calamari - I could go on forever!

The reception was a full 5 hours, with a five course dinner, a sherbert intermezzo and a full Vieneese hour.

Since we live two hours away and had to get home to our son (my in laws were watching him) we had to leave before the main course was served, but we couldn't have eaten it anyway.

So, I guess I'll keep singing, even if it's just for my husband, who gives me such beautiful gifts.


By Emily7 on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 10:33 am:

Sounds like you had fun! I am glad you enjoyed yourself. The food sound so much better than the bagel I am having this morning!

By Bobbie~moderatr on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 08:55 pm:

Glad you still have your voice. I think you should keep at it... You have been given a gift and you shouldn't waste it..

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