Tuesday, April 29, 2008


I know I've mentioned The Wailin' Jennys recently, but they bear mentioning again.

Last night during Beer O'Clock, my husband, son and I, all watched "Seinfeld" together, and suddenly saw a commercial for the new Dairy Queen waffle cone sundae. I said, "I'll take one of those, please!" and forgot all about it, happy with my Corona and lime and the little reprieve from the busy day.

The show got over and everyone scattered to go back to their homework, housework, and "must dos," I went back on the computer and became aware the house had gotten really, really quiet. Shortly after, I saw my husband's car pull into the driveway. He'd taken both kids to Dairy Queen. He bought me a waffle cone sundae.

Not because I was serious.

But because he is.

He loves me.

The brick wall around my heart loosened with that simple act of pure love.

That's all I'm asking for.





Take everything that we've had
Take it and burn it to the ground
Some things never meant to last
Take it down, down, down
Take it down
Take it down, down, down
Take it down

I'm still married too little
That ain't no place to hang around
My love is 50 feet tall
Take it down down down
Take it down
Take it down, down, down
Take it down


lo said...

precious moment CArrie

riversgrace said...

You guys are really doing the work that marriage requires, when it all gets taken apart and dies the big death, and you're still there, going to get waffle cones. That's awesome. Monumental for how easy it is to never take that moment.

Jenny said...

Carrie, love this. Seriously, treating each other with kindness is KEY to a marriage. So happy you got to enjoy that ice cream and unconditional love :-)

cvb said...

That is so sweet. God Bless your Souls. cvb

kris said...

when you are first married, you melt when he says "I loves you"

After 10 + years and kids....when he says, " I'll pick up the kids today"....that is real love too!

The simplest things are sometimes the biggest.
hope you enjoyed your ice cream

Jerri said...

love declared by waffle cone. Finest kind.

Seriously. Listening and acting on what you hear is the finest kind of love, even when what you hear is "I want ice cream."

Love this story.

Kathryn said...

That's love.

Kim said...

I love what he did, and I also really love how much you appreciated it. In my book, this is major romance!

marge said...

I agree with Kim. I love that he and the children did it and just how much you appreciated it. That is what makes the wall come down and open to love. The little stuff baby. It matters.

molly said...

Damn, wish we had DQ in california because Michael would hook me up too!
God bless STM

holly said...

Big thumbs up for STM on this one! Nice!

And ditto, Kim!

Kapuananiokalaniakea said...

LOVE that STM heard you. LOVE that you heard him back. LOVE the love.

kario said...

That's what you deserve, my dear.

I am so glad that you two shared this moment and that your children witnessed it as well. What a gift!

Go Mama said...

Lovely moment.

La La said...

"The brick wall around my heart loosened with that simple act of pure love."

Beautiful! It is the simple acts of kindness and love and being SEEN and heard that break down the walls around our hearts, not the loud, obnoxious bull dozer acts that we often use to get to someone's attention.

Lovely moment, Carrie.

mamatulip said...

I love it.


Michelle O'Neil said...

Ice cream is a sure way to get to my heart too.


Drama Mama said...

I could really use a cone from my husband.

Maybe I'll get HIM one tonight.

Let's see what happens.

Thank you, Carrie.