It was a box of chocolates moment

@sallypup (28073)
Moses Lake, Washington
October 17, 2016 5:05pm CST
A friend of ours has a big pickup. He sits too much alone, zoning in front of the TV, smoking weed cause he doesn't want to think about his screamy back. Every so often hubby calls him up and asks him if he would mind helping us bring home lumber. Last Sunday he did. He drove out to our place and hauled all of us to Home Depot for long boards. (Hubby has another shed project in mind.) My left hip and right side sciatica plus the knees issue do not allow me to just hop into tall pickups. No and no. I grabbed hold of the dash grip and managed to get in the cab. Getting out? That was frightening. Hitting the sidewalk is a hard smack where it hurts the most. Hubby came right around and put his arms out. I practically fell into his embrace, leaning on his shoulder. I joked about me being rather large for this trick but he said no. He could handle it. It was a deeply warm moment. A I give a dang! second. Tons better than all the flowers or chocolates a guy could grab from a shelf.
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@Happy2BeMe (74975)
• Canada
17 Oct 16
What a beautiful moment and one that just makes you go awwwwwwww!!
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@sallypup (28073)
• Moses Lake, Washington
17 Oct 16
@happy2BeMe. I continue to glow all over.
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@Happy2BeMe (74975)
• Canada
17 Oct 16
@sallypup that is wonderful
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@sallypup (28073)
• Moses Lake, Washington
17 Oct 16
@Happy2BeMe Part of this is cause when I was a kid I did fall once. I was getting out of the school bus, heading to the building and hit a slick of ice. My brother was there but he did not bother to help me. One of his buddys helped me up. Good old Stan. My brothers never helped me but there was Stan. Having my husband raring to ensure my health and welfare were in good order helps me over that girl time bump.
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@Corbin5 (113412)
• United States
18 Oct 16
A wonderfully sweet moment it was!!! Thanks so much for sharing the moment with us! I have this smile that won't go away due to this one!
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@sallypup (28073)
• Moses Lake, Washington
18 Oct 16
@Corbin5 You are welcome. Its these moments that get us through rain showers when they come.
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@suziecat7 (3395)
• Asheville, North Carolina
17 Oct 16
Those are the sweet moments we cherish. It's the little things.......
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@celticeagle (119330)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Oct 16
How wonderful! Yes, those moments mean so much.
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@jstory07 (69316)
• Roseburg, Oregon
17 Oct 16
Your husband has loving waiting arms to catch you with. That sounds like a very caring water.
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@snowy22315 (51282)
• United States
17 Oct 16
It's the small things that make all the difference!
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@Rohvannyn (3118)
• United States
18 Oct 16
He's a strong guy for his height. Good for old Dad!
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@sallypup (28073)
• Moses Lake, Washington
18 Oct 16
@Rohvannyn Do NOT mention to Dad how tall you think he is.
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@Rohvannyn (3118)
• United States
18 Oct 16
@sallypup Oh, I haven't. Besides, nothing wrong with it, we belong together with our range of heights. We're better in foreign cars, that's all.
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@sallypup (28073)
• Moses Lake, Washington
18 Oct 16
@Rohvannyn Dad is determined that he is 5'9. I don't say anything to the contrary.
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
18 Oct 16
I often had to slide my way down, the landing is hard getting out of a pickup. Very sweet moment!
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@sallypup (28073)
• Moses Lake, Washington
18 Oct 16
@Jessicalynnt With my knees it felt like I couldn't slide. Nothing to grab in front of me and the possibility of me hitting the ground cause my knees would not take the final bend.
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• Centralia, Missouri
18 Oct 16
@sallypup if you were in it alot Id suggest a step stool, but no point if it's a now and then thing
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@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Oct 16
yes I can d ig that you know o nce I complained to my hubby that he never bought me flowers. He smiled went out got a wheelbarrow am was gone for awhile then here c ame back with a wheelbarrow ful of in blooming 'shasta daisies so pretty which he'then planted'In our front yard. He teased dme "dont complain I never gave you flowers and i had to laugh they were so pretty and I f elt so loved my mom had a lot more than she 'could take care of so he got all of those for me.
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@sallypup (28073)
• Moses Lake, Washington
18 Oct 16
@hatley Thank you for that loving and charming memory. What a sweet man.
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@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Oct 16
@sallypup he was m y love
• Eugene, Oregon
18 Oct 16
That is what a good man does alright.
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@sallypup (28073)
• Moses Lake, Washington
18 Oct 16
@JamesHxstatic I snagged a good one way back when that's for sure.
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