Archive for April 3, 2011

I think my wife loves me

Posted: April 3, 2011 in Love, Marriage

There are simple things in life people unintentionally do that impact others more so than when they purposely try provoke feelings.  My wife did that to me today.  Sometimes you tell somebody you love them, or give gifts, or do special things for them to express how you feel. But sometimes its the things you do when you’re just minding your own business that truly hit the heart in the deepest realm.

We’re coming upon 2 months to baby goldman #2’s due date so naturally, we’re trying to get the house together, bit by bit. Toya’s cleaning our bedroom and I’m kind of just bustling all around the house. Ever now and then, I enter the bedroom for something, say a few words, and keep it moving. I noticed she’s turned the TV off and has music playing. Nothing out of place. A few minutes later I return and hear what sounded like the same song, but I wasn’t sure, so it didn’t really stick on my mind. It was an old soul classic, a lot of those songs have similar beats.

A good 10-15 minutes later, I’m now helping out with the clothes in the bedroom. I turn the TV on mute so I can watch the game and she can still listen to her music. The song playing goes off, and the next song starts back up, its the same song. So now I’m thinking “has she been listening to this same song all this time?”.
Baby, is this song on repeat or something?
Yes, it’s Anita Baker, I love this song, its one of my favorite songs.
Oh, I never knew this was one of your favorite songs, what’s the name of it again?
Giving You The Best That I Got
You’re not tired of listening to it over and over though?
I really love this song because it reminds me of you.


I think about you when I hear it, and it makes me happy.
Oh… uh…. wow… thanks baby! I love you too!
You should look up the lyrics when you get a chance. Even though this is an older song, it truly conveys what you mean to me.

My wife just expressed true love for me by simple non-action more so than a planned Valentine’s dinner, or a romantic night out on the town could. I’m pretty sure my wife loves me, and I’m pretty sure that she’s sure that I love her!

Here’s the song and lyrics.

Ain’t there something I can give you
In exchange for everything you give to me
Read my mind and make me feel just fine
When I think my peace of mind is out
of reach

The scales are sometimes unbalanced
And you bear the weight of all that has to be
I hope you see that you can lean on me
And together we can calm a stormy sea

We love so strong and so unselfishly
And I tell you now that I made a vow
I’m giving you the best that I got, baby
Yes I tell you now, that I made a vow
I’m giving you the best that I got, honey

Everybody’s got opinions
‘Bout the way they think our story’s gonna end
Some folks feel it’s just a superficial thrill
Everybody’s gonna have to think again

We love so strong and so unselfishly
They don’t bother me so I’m gonna keep on
Giving you the best that I got, baby
They don’t bother me, said I’m gonna keep on
Giving you the best that I got, listen baby

Somebody understands me
Somebody gave his heart to me
I stumbled my whole life long
Always on my own, now I’m home

My weary mind is rested
And I feel as if my home is in your arms
Fears are all gone, I like the sound of your song
And I think I want to sing it forever

We love so strong and so unselfishly
And I made a vow so I tell you now
I’m giving you the best that I got, baby
I bet everything on my wedding ring
I’m giving you the best that I got,
givin’ it to you baby

Nariah says… #22

Posted: April 3, 2011 in Comedy, Nariah

Its late on a Saturday night, and Nariah has been having trouble staying in the bed. Toya and I are doing some spring cleaning when Nariah calls out for mommy to come check on her.
“What’s wrong Nariah, you’re supposed to be going to sleep”
I feel left out Mommy
You feel left out? What do you mean?
Well you guys are out there cleaning and I’m in here trying to go to sleep and I just feel left out
Nariah, you weren’t feeling left out when we asked you to help us clean and you stayed downstairs watching TV by yourself
I know, but… sleeping… its just not my style
Its just not my style mama. Sleeping is just not my style