January 1 st marks a New Year. A clean slate ( thank God, am I wrong here fellow GOOBers?). More importantly it is my 3 month Blogiversary <- okay THAT title is a work in progress. It almost appears to be the title of a End of the World Epic, where Wil Smith saves us all yet again.....although the perhaps that is not so far off...minus Wil Smith. Barney looks NOTHING like Wil Smith.
Anywho.....I was debating on what to post. The funny thing about blogging, at least for me - I don't actually get to pick my posts. They pick me. Sure send the guys with the white jackets I'm ready.
Seriously. Something pops in my head and it won't leave until I write it down. Quite frankly it is annoying at times. Ask Barney. We used to have computer restrictions, but I would get so distracted during that time if a post was waiting to burst out, I was useless anyway. Oh I know..I know..the troubles I have.
I really wasn't going to mention the 3 month thing. I'm sure you are all thinking BOY oh BOY does she ever have a talent for breakdowns if she's managed allllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll of that in a mere 3 months! I also wasn't going to give you a recap on my little adventure so far, as I have upwards of 70 posts, you've already read my life since the starting pistol went off.
My post today is about Hands. Oh and before you spankos get ALL excited, not really going to focus on this kind of hand action
Since we have started on this ADVENTURE - Yes I decided a while ago to start a thesaurus for Dd...out with the Never ending journey for me...in with the Adventure of Dd !
( cue trumpets )
....hands have become a key part of ttwd. Yes there is the spanking hand that is true. ( MORE true for some than others). But there are hands that I think are more important. Hands that I haven't seen in a long time or if ever.
Where once there were accusing hands, with fingers pointing to the one we thought was to blame ....
I am overjoyed to say there are hands that reach out and grab, pulling in for a loving embrace
There are now hands that not only are held on a long walk for exercise, but for the short jaunt from the vehicle into the grocery store.
There is also more of this lately too..
and a lot more of this ( note the sex of the hands )
The all time favourite hand action in my house, hands down ( pun intended) is in part shown in this picture
His hand that since the beginning of our adventure, has brushed the hair out of my face. Wiped away multiple tears. Cradled my jaw in the palm of it, and caressed my face with his thumb. Such simple, simple actions that mean so much more as a gesture.
Tttwd. Has really brought hands into the forefront of my mind. Mostly in a physical way in our house
But there are other hands that have played a key part in MY personal adventure into the world as a Dd wife. Hands that I have never seen. Hands that I will probably never see. But hands that I have felt their reach from all over the world.
The hands that after reading a post, whether it is about Weepy Willie, or deliriously happy Wilma, or some other ramblings,( most likely after you have wiped your face in frustration or given your laptop Shaken Computer Syndrome), have done this
They have sent ( initially ) a virtual stranger, a piece of advice, a word of encouragement, a little chastising note. It may have been in a comment box, or in an email, and then eventually for some of you in a google chat window. Oh yes and let us not forget that one of you has actually used your hands for this
( although that has a tendency to cause a little, teeny, tiny, bit of trouble...so I'll move on)
No matter how you have decided to use your hands to reach out to me, it is just as much appreciated now as it was at the beginning of my adventure. Probably even more so now, because some days I feel like I am posting the same thing I posted last week, or last month. Yet somehow you all manage to find some way to say something just a little different. And to not make me feel like you can't believe I am doing this AGAIN...
Guess it is a good thing I can't see your hands, as perhaps some days you may envision them doing this to me
Your hands bring to me your words. For many of you your words bring to me your heart. Your words more often than not do this
Your heart always does this
When I started off 2012, I don't think I even knew about Dd and ttwd. Now we are on an adventure to make our marriage all it can be for us. Using Dd as a tool to help us. But the biggest change so far has come with the help of your hands. If it wasn't for all of you, sharing and caring, we would have been lost. Actually we never would have started. I felt alone for a long time, before we started ttwd.
And although I will most likely never hear most of your voices, I hear you loud and clear ....through your hands.
Surround yourself with people who make you better, who help you grow, who love & celebrate you! You become a product of what you are around! ~Paula White.
You are those people to me. I thank you. I am honoured to have you as friends. By the way in Willie's World and her Dd thesaurus- when describing people outside of Blog Land they will no longer be Real Life friends...they will be Face To Face Friends (FTFF<- memorize it) because- life and friends don't get any more real than in ttwd together in Blog Land.
From my hands I extend my love to you all