SOLC 2019 Day 15 : My Husband, My Hero


March 2019 SOLC–Day 15
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I pulled in the driveway almost 12 hours after I’d pulled out. It had been another long day in a string of long days. Kurt’s car wasn’t there, so I knew I’d just missed him and that he’d already headed out to a meeting.

I walked up the snowy path, laden with bags and the weight of multiple unscored assessments, unwritten report card comments, and incomplete teaching plans. Sigh. The work day wasn’t over yet.

Walking in the door, I immediately smelled something. Kurt must have cooked dinner for himself before heading out. We have very different dietary preferences, so now that the kids have flown the nest, we rarely eat the same thing. I wondered what he’d made, and what I was going to make for my dinner. If anything. Even thinking about making dinner felt like a big effort. Cereal, maybe?

“Oh, that smells like baked potato,” I said out loud, walking further into the house. Then I thought (or maybe said aloud ’cause who knows these days!), “Oh! Now I want a baked potato. That sounds sooo good. Ooooh!  And I’m going to steam up some broccoli, too.” I started to feel enthusiasm for my dinner plans, pedestrian though they were, and I could feel my mood shifting and my energy level rising.

I dumped my gear in the family room, then headed into the kitchen, ready to start cooking. I walked over to the stove to turn it on.

Wait….what’s that?

There on the stovetop waiting for me, was one perfectly beautiful and still warm baked potato. Next to it, in a pot, was some freshly steamed broccoli. I stood and stared. Then a smile spread across my face.

Mood shift complete.

My husband.

My hero.


24 thoughts on “SOLC 2019 Day 15 : My Husband, My Hero

  1. Christine says:

    What a hero indeed! Amazing how your nose led you to your dream dinner! I am sure that dinner made your evening brighter.

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  2. dmsherriff says:

    Love the pace and dialogue here! The love, respect and kindness in your relationship shines through!!!

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  3. Amanda Potts says:

    This is so lovely! You really follow the admonition “show don’t tell” as we learn about the thoughtfulness that is inherent in your relationship with Kurt.

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  4. Trina Haase says:

    Oh, what a lovely gesture! I loved hearing about your kind and thoughtful Kurt!

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    • mbhmaine says:

      It was the perfect gesture on that night. I was surprised by the potato, but not totally, since I’d smelled it, but I was definitely shocked by the broccoli!


  5. Yeah, Kurt! Quite a guy!

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  6. Debbie Lynn says:

    Wonderful husbands are the best! 🙂

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  7. terierrol says:

    I loved the details as you walked through the house. What a great surprise. Husbands can be wonderful.

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  8. tenkoranmaah says:

    What a beautiful way to be welcomed home! I hope you enjoyed every bit of your dinner. What a caring husband Kurt is. I love the details you added to the story to make it complete.

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  9. kimashworth says:

    there is nothing better than the person who “gets” you.

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  10. kd0602 says:

    Little things do matter!

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  11. kd0602 says:

    Especially, if like me, you’ve been married forever!

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  12. What a wonderful gift!

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