Monday, September 18, 2006

  “You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”

 ~Kahlil Gibran

 
 My son was going to a sleepover in Gulf Breeze this weekend. We started on the road early and got breakfasts at a McDonald's. We were almost done eating when he got up and talked to a guy at a table nearby. When he came back to our table I asked him what was going on. He said, "I've been watching that guy for the past few minutes eating catsup off the packets. I thought he might be hungry so I gave him some money."  
 
He also chases butterflies, dragonflies, bees and birds with a net to set them free from our pool enclosure. We have a dog who likes to go out and frolic in the yard so we keep our enclosure door open. The first time I saw him net a butterfly, I asked him what he was doing. He said," I noticed a few dead ones floating on the pool. I think it is because there's no food for them in this enclosure and they do not know how to fly out of it."
 
He will stop and ask if there's anything he could do to help if he sees a car stopped on the side of the road. He will change tires if needed. He will hand his cell phone to a stranded traveler to call a spouse, a friend or a tow truck.
   
He gets out of the car to escort stray animals off the street. He stops for crossing ducks, deers, turtles and other critters. He once found a kitten, carried it around and asked everybody if they want it until he found a lady who was willing to take it home. 
 
He can get insane but he is so humane. 
 
He is my buddy and my hubby.

17 comments:

my78novata said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwwww such a sweet story

tendernoggle said...

YOU HAVE ME CRYING HERE BEAUSE HE SOUNDS SO MUCH LIKE MY DANNY THAT THEY COULD HAVE BEEN TWIN BROTHERS...GOD BLESS HIM AND YOU...YOU ARE VERY LUCKY...BUT THEN YOU KNOW THAT.
LOVE YA,
CARLENE

fasttrack58 said...

What a sweet hubby!!!
Linda :)

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

AWWW!  How sweet is that!!!  sounds like a nice fellow your hubby!  Take care and have a great day! TerryAnn

am4039 said...

he is so wonderful. you two are lucky to have each other.

barbpinion said...

Nothing better than being married to one's best friend.
Love the Kahlil Gibran quote. He's a favorite of mine. I'm especially fond of
"The Prophet."
Hugs, love & prayers,
Barb- http://journals.aol.com/barbpinion/HEYLETSTALK
        http://journals.aol.com/barbpinion/HOPEFORTODAY

sdoscher458 said...

I always tell people when I see them doing good deeds that they are earning :brownie points in heaven for their good acts.  My hubby and I stop to help people too and invariably Joe will just tell the person, just to pass it along. Just imagine what a beautiful world we could have if everyone respected each other and all life on this planet......Sandi  http://journals.aol.com/sdoscher458/LifeIsFullOfSurprises

eeofficemgr said...

What a nice posting.
Michelle

randlprysock said...

Such a great entry!!!  Wish everyone was this thoughtful and giving!!  He's a keeper.  Hugs,
Lisa

http://journals.aol.com/randlprysock/AdventuresFromFlorida/  

queeniemart said...

what a heartfelt entry......what an awesome family you have!
Hugs,lisa jo

tschamberland said...

Whatever you and his dad gave him as tools to survive, he took them and made them his own.  You must be proud.  The world sorely needs more observant and humane people like your son.  

Tammy
http://lifeliveitormissout.blogspot.com

jibaro6543 said...

Your hubby sounds like what the rest of humanity should be like...how wonderful.
Thanks for stopping by and leaving such kind words..I so appreciate it!
Take Care
Ellie

tkelliher617 said...

You should be so proud!  Glad to see there are still some good ones left in this world of rush, rush, rush.
Tabatha :)

tkelliher617 said...

You should be so proud!  Glad to see there are still some good ones left in this world of rush, rush, rush.
Tabatha :)

tkelliher617 said...

You should be so proud!  Glad to see there are still some good ones left in this world of rush, rush, rush.
Tabatha :)

emeraldcalf said...

What a beautiful person. You are very lucky.

~Heather

ally123130585918 said...

What a lovely Buddy and Hubby you have you are so lucky ~ Ally