{this moment} what a man

{this moment} ~ A Friday ritual. A single photo – “no words” – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.


So my dearest is rarely home, works 12 hour days, goes on business trips….and surprise! he decided to work from home today….I was so happy, he was happy, we were all happy.

Yes, praise the Lord, and wow did he come in handy!

1.  First, Jacob forgot his homework.  Rich took it to school for him.
2.  Then, for the first time in years, the dog busted through his hidden dog fence.  twice.  Rich went up the road to bring him back.
3.   I had to do a huge Costco trip this morning.  Rich came with me and did all (all) the loading and lifting.
4.  We drove by our elderly neighbor’s house and saw him (80 years young) off his driveway, in the trees, lying helpless on the ground with his garbage cans tipped over next to him and his cane out of reach.  Rich made an abrupt stop, parked the truck on the side of the road, ran to the man and helped him get his feet under him again.  (he was okay, thankfully, but was so feeble, and had been there for a while trying to scoot to a tree so that he could use it to get up).

All these events occurred before 12:30 this afternoon.

He’s walking around the house like superman now, in my eyes.  my hero.


I was sitting on the tailgate of the truck, swinging my legs, watching him unload the cart when I took the picture.

9 thoughts on “{this moment} what a man

  1. A beautiful ‘moment’, and a wonderful hubby, Shanda! I’ve been blessed with a really kindhearted guy, too, and I wish he could work from home more often. It’s sure nice having him around when he does. So glad you both were in the right place at the right time to help rescue your dear neighbor! Hope he’s doing okay! Looks like you’re enjoying a beautiful fall day there, too! 🙂

  2. what an eventful day!we had a dog who discovered that if she puts her head down,her collar would hang away from her neck thus enabling her to go through the remote fence without getting shocked.so we tightened her collar. 🙂

    • That was the first thing we did, tighten his collar, but he still got through again. Then we took it off to take a look and it was broken (the cord with the wires in it was in half). We called the company but the lady we work with hasn’t called back.

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