Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Ultimate I Love You!

Almost twenty years ago, I was a divorced, Mother of two Deaf children, working full time and fed up with the “dating scene”.

Then Mr. B came into my life. We had known each other for a number of years and I knew he was honest, fun, hard working, handsome and kind. Little did I know...Mr. B. loved to dance and he romanced me while teaching me to “Two-Step”.

My kids were enrolled at Texas School for the Deaf, in Austin, Texas. Spring Break was upon us, I was filled with excitement, planning time-off to be with them and how to initiate an introduction between my kids and Mr. B.

As so often happens there was a work related meeting I could not reschedule…what to do? Mr. B and I discussed the situation and he said he would watch the kids. “That’s kind of you but how will you communicate with them?”, I asked. With his usual calm and always in control voice, “Don’t worry we’ll manage.”

After calling Mr. B all day checking in on the three of them, I came home from work, to a house full of happy people. I looked around for scraps of paper with written communication…there were none. My kids and Mr. B were smiling and laughing. So I just had to know…”How did y’all communicate?” My kids signed to me, “He knows Sign Language!” I turned to look in Mr. B’s eyes...and I asked, “What, How, When, Where, Why?” His response, “I saw your Sign Language books and just started studying on my own because I love you and I want to be able to communicate with our kids as a family one day.”

At that moment, I knew Mr. B would be a part of our lives forever.


  1. Now that's true love - what a lovely story! Leigh

  2. wow! that is a keeper, for sure!

    thank you for your sweet note. i didn't think
    about other moms who had been through
    that heartache, i'm so sorry.

    what i felt was the urgency to encourage moms
    to 'smell our roses' while we have them.

    one of our sons is 21, and we adore him, can't
    imagine losing him.


    ps. on a lighter note, it's warming up and our
    perennials will start revealing themselves. can't
    wait to see what you have inyour garden!

  3. Your story is just wonderful, I think you found a wonderful man. Thanks for sharing from your heart. Take care. Hugs, Carol Mae

  4. What a doll of a man!
    I'm so happy to have found your blog, or you found me (however that works) We have a lot in common. Including love or pork rinds and Dr.Pepper. lol

    Love your lapidary skills. I took jewelry design and metal fabrication. Our lab housed the lapidary classes as well. I would eavesdrop and found it so intriguing , but never took any courses.

    We will talk more for sure.

    Have a great day, Lynea

  5. How cool is that! I used to interpret for hearing impaired kids mainstreamed into hearing classes. One of my favorite jobs thus far. I checked out your Etsy shop, I love that Wild Horses piece. The Picture Jasper has my favorite colors, and it definitely looks like you describe it.

  6. Now that is a truly wonderful story!!! So heart warming!

    :) T

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    Thank you for visiting, leaving comments and following (if you are a new follower)...I've visited each of you and my soul is nurtured in doing so.

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  8. I love your Mr. B...and have never met him...but GOD put him in your life at the RIGHT time...I am SO VERY HAPPY FOR YOU.

    GOD did the same thing with my "Mr.Right" at the EXACT time in my life...when I had three kids, divorced and little to no money to survive on by ourselves.
    Thanks again for stopping by my blog and saying such sweet things about it and my photo's.

    Hugs, Rose

  9. Oh Sandy - I don't think I can tell you how much I needed this story today!!!

    Thank You for sharing!!!
    (I know, I'm late to the party, but hey... that's what kind of day it's been! LOL)

    He's a keeper for sure!!!
    ;-) robelyn

  10. Wow, now that is a love story! God sent you just the right man for you and your children.

  11. This is definitely a love story!!!


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