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I continue my days of gratitude posts today in honor of my friend Debbie. Today I am grateful for the time were able to spend with Debbie and her family. Moreover, I’m grateful that we were able to help them in their time of need. When a friend is faced with a devastating diagnosis or prognosis, what we call the “Meatloaf rule” goes into effect. Meaning whatever you need, we’ll do. There’s no “but I won’t do that.”
Last March after Debbie had gone into hospice, we were helping clean and bleach the floor. She was going to hire something, but there was no need since we could all do it. Admittedly, we like to keep things light in our house and love making people smile and laugh. Naturally, we had to find a way to make them smile and laugh. Unfortunately, for all of them it resulted in a sight they cannot unsee.
As we prepared to drive over, the hubby took his battered pair of jeans and cut them off as high as they could go. Oh yeah, he made himself some daisy dukes. You should know that my hubby suffers from the disease no asatall. He proceed to put on the shortest pair of shorts I have ever seen and we drove over.
When we got to the house, we knocked lightly so as to not wake Debbie. John answered the door and Luke’s choice of wardrobe hit him like shock and awe. He was clearly transfixed and mesmerized by the sexiness of Luke’s legs. We entered the house and his family lost their ish. When Debbie had woken up from her nap and came downstairs, her reaction to hubby was priceless. She was laughing so hard, although I’m sure there was a shock and awe moment for her like John had experienced. Nevertheless, we had succeeded. Truly, you couldn’t help but laugh as you looked at my hubby in his sexy daisy dukes scrubbing the floor.
I’m so grateful that we were able to lighten the mood for awhile. I should say (allegedly) that the hubby did put on some basketball when he and John made a Home Depot. I can’t believe John wouldn’t want to be seen in public with the hubby in Daisy Dukes!
As a reminder, our Purple Stride event is only 17 days away and we have a big hill fundraising hill to climb. You can join our team or donate to the cause at Team Deb Force Five. Lastly, I’ll share a piece of advice I gave one of my kids tonight. Life is way too shorts to let squabbles or arguments simmer. As conflicts arise with people that matter, deal with them timely.
Tonight’s Song Disturbeds cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Sound of Silence.”