Wednesday, June 22, 2011

me on a tuesday

 
by the time we got to bed last night, the half moon was high in the sky, an early morning storm was blowing the pin oaks around, and pablo could hardly keep his eyes open. it was a long night of grocery shopping, weekend planning, and trips to my grandpa's house in the bus.

and as we often do when we're tired and have a mind full of things to talk about (an overwhelming amount of things to talk about), we were silent. we laid in the bed, he with his hand over his head and me on my side, and just took in midnight.

i asked him if he was okay, and he turned to me.

yeah, babe, i'm fine. this is just me on a tuesday.

and those sweet words hung there in the air between us, right in front of pablo and the glow of the shed light outside our window. what intense comfort. this is us. just us on an ordinary, nothing special day not quite in the middle of the work week.

with bills on our desk and squash in a brown paper bag on the kitchen counter. with twelve rolled white t-shirts on top of the washing machine and more laundry in a basket by the door. with stresses and blessings and the never-ending search for those little moments of glory between the chaos.

i've known robert in jamaica, with cerulean waters lapping his ankles and jerk chicken on his cheeks. i've known him at an alter, barely into his twenties. i've known him in high school, standing at my front door as just a stranger with his dad's old BMW waxed up. and i've known him in a tiny dorm room, with a twin bed and futon, bulky television set and a sofa from goodwill.

but last night i knew him best of all. on a tuesday. and if every tuesday from here on is just holding hands under the covers without speaking and letting our worries cast themselves up to Heaven without voice, i'm a lucky girl.

for to know him is to love him.

16 comments:

DaisyGirl said...

As always...very well said. Looking for the blessings in the ordinary day-to-day life!

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Knowing them on an 'every day' kind of day is the best. Lovely post, sweet bloggy friend. ☺

Tiffany said...

This is so great! You seriously have a writing gift! Love reading your thoughts every morning!

~Tiffany
http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

Blondie's Journal said...

Incredibly beautiful and haunting post, Courtney! You worked your magic again.

XO,
Jane

Kristen said...

I love this post ♥

Belly B said...

This was beautiful :) You write so well!

<3 Belly B

Jeska said...

Your words are so soothing and so beautiful. I tell you this every time but seriously you are such an awesome writer. Please write a book so I can read it! And lovely photo!

jennifer blair said...

You are always so elequent! I love just laying by my husband's side in bed. There can be a million stresses that week, but I am always at rest beside him. I'm lucky too.

Emily said...

your posts make me swoon! I always feel like im reading some romance novel! Lovely words. the simple times are sometimes the best

Steph said...

That's probably the sweetest thing I've ever read.

kate said...

my goodness this was beautiful. i loved everything about it. your love seems so pure and true. especially just on a tuesday :)

chambanachik said...

This made me tear up. So simple, but so special.

Amber Blue Bird said...

I think you need to publish a book, something like Chicken Soup for the Soul or Read This if You Want to Feel All Warm and Fuzzy. PS thanks for your sweet comment on my pics. I loved Notting Hill so the fact that you think my pics in any way resemble that film well it makes me happy

Melissa said...

Beautiful! May you always have these kinda Tuesday's!

Diana Mieczan said...

This made me so emotional. Its such a beautiful and heartfelt post, sweetie. Hope you are having a great week so far. Muah

Ps: I’m hosting a great GIVEAWAY later today! I bet you’ll love it!

Breeanna @ a brilliant melody said...

Seems like my comment will sound like many others, but I wanted to say that your writing paints beautiful pictures in my mind. Have you considered writing a book?

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