My Sweet Man

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© Andrea Petersen

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My beloved...standeth behind our wall, he looketh forth at the windows, showing himself through the lattice...

Song of Solomon:2-9
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This was strictly a grab shot...I had my camera set to take a picture of a bird when my husband's face appeared in the window..He was about to clean off the bird feeder...and I got his face close up, instead of the bird...but how appropriate...He loves birds and he knows the names of so many of them...

I think the best half of our loved one is the brain and that is why I chose to show his head. If we don't have a brain to think, what good is the rest of our body? The body deteriorates when we age but if we don't use the brain, we lose it...I admire my husband for his intelligence and believe me, he is a whole lot smarter than I am.

In 2002 my father had a stroke and my husband and I got trained in to take care of him for 6 months after Dad was released from rehab. The stroke destroyed part of my father's brain...Dorsey showed so much strength during this tough time...He emptied Dad's catheter daily among other chores that some might walk away from. Dad, passed away in Dec. 2003 without realizing just how much my husband did for him, but I will never forget the tender care
Dorsey, gave my father and that is what a true man is all about...

We were married 40 years ago on Dec. 27, 1969 and we still love each other after all these years...

33 responses

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (5 Feb 2010):

    Awww, what a cute shot!! And congradulations on 40 years.....and that you still love each other after all these years....awesome!!!!

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (5 Feb 2010):

    What an endearing portrait you've captured of your beloved husband, Andrea!! This is so sweet, and the way you "just happened" to capture him makes it even better. Wonderful shot of a man who certainly has good taste.....he chose you to be his wife!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (5 Feb 2010):

    The first day after a year of your 'awwww.....provoking' SP's, and you elicit another awwww! This really is a sweet portrait, and a nice tribute to your happy marriage.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (5 Feb 2010):

    This is a great capture, Andrea! hint, hint, another project, this time your hubby's snap shots. Congratulations, it was so nice to read..."we still love each other after all these years..."

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (5 Feb 2010):

    Thank you for your comments..Litz, my hubby is a little camera shy so most of the time I take pictures of him when he isn't aware of it:)...

  • JOE FAILK

    JOE FAILK gave props (5 Feb 2010):

    Excellent Portrait! Great entry!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (5 Feb 2010):

    NIce sentiments, nice shot, congratulations to both.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (5 Feb 2010):

    This is an excellent portrait and such a wonderful capture of your true love, beautiful Andrea and thank you for sharing!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (5 Feb 2010):

    This is an excellent candid portrait of Dorsey!!! Congratulation to you on your 40 years of wedded bliss : )

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (6 Feb 2010):

    A most excellent entry.

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (6 Feb 2010):

    Great Portrait of your sweet man :)

  • Julien Maury

    Julien Maury gave props (6 Feb 2010):

    helps you to be better, Half of you halfof your life??

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (6 Feb 2010):

    Excellent photo and entry!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (6 Feb 2010):

    Sounds like a match made in Heaven Andrea! You are both blessed. A terrific candid capture.

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (6 Feb 2010):

    thats a long time. good for you, great shot and entry

  • Latrenia Bryant

    Latrenia Bryant gave props (6 Feb 2010):

    PERFECT for the theme for sure! :) I hope and pray we make it to see our big 40 :)

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (7 Feb 2010):

    Perfect entry!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (7 Feb 2010):

    A beautiful portrait and tribute to your lovely husband, my father also had a stroke and was 3 years dying so I know how hard it is and how lucky you and your father were to have his help..

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (7 Feb 2010):

    You are so truly blessed..... he sounds like such a wonderful man.... I too have been blessed with the love of my life...for just a little more than 27 years now... I know we'll make it to 40 and beyond!! Wonderful shot!!!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (7 Feb 2010):

    A beautiful dedication to your special husband. He is a quiet hero, and worthy of your admiration and love. Excellent entry, Andrea.

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (7 Feb 2010):

    Very nice Andrea, appears to be a wonderful, strong and kind man. dp

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (8 Feb 2010):

    Wonderful candid shot of your beloved husband. Super entry.

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (9 Feb 2010):

    "Grab shot" doesn't sound as good as "candid"... which is how I see this, Andrea-- a VERY good candid!! :~) I'll bet he's one heckuva terrific guy!!

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (9 Feb 2010):

    You sure do have a GREAT man by your side..that gives me joy for you. both yor crowns already have so mnay jewels on them in Heaven I cannot imaigne it holding any more!

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (9 Feb 2010):

    Your husband is a wonderful man!! I really love this shot! Very well done Andrea!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (9 Feb 2010):

    Wow I have got tears in my eyes....Mike, Thank you so very much for this spotlight....It means a lot to me because it is for my husband who is

    my life...Thank you everyone for your comments and kind words.

  • Mary Brown

    Mary Brown gave props (10 Feb 2010):

    Your candid shot turned out to be a wonderful portrait of your dear husband. Your tribute to him is so full of love and admiration.

  • Zerina Phillip

    Zerina Phillip gave props (11 Feb 2010):

    I love the title. It tells all. Awesome.

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck   gave props (12 Feb 2010):

    No wonder you always smile in your self portraits. You have lots to be happy about ;)

  • Jüri Vissak

    Jüri Vissak gave props (12 Feb 2010):

    Beautiful portrait here!

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (14 Feb 2010):

    Great love story!

  • linda woods

    linda woods gave props (13 Apr 2010):

    Beautiful portrait. Love what you said about him, too. Congrats.

  • Rajeev Jadhav

    Rajeev Jadhav gave props (8 Sep 2010):

    SUPERB !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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