Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!

I can say, honestly and gleefully, "My husband is NOT the man I married!"

Today he called to say, "Hey! I got off work early today and just went to the bank. Now I'm going home to mow the lawn, but there's a big Red Cross trailer parked next to the bank. Do you want me to go donate blood?"

Of course, I said, "Yes! Absolutely!"

So he donated blood today for the first time. Spontaneously. Out of the blue. Just because it's the right thing to do.

He's been doing a lot of that lately. He's becoming quite the spokesperson for environmentalism and animal rights. He's donating to charity. He's giving blood.

I not only love the man my husband is becoming, I really LIKE him, too!


  1. Yay for good husbands! This is Wendy Harman from the American Red Cross just stopping in to say thanks to your husband for donating and to you for being supportive and for writing about it!

  2. My dad had the rarest blood type. Since we lived in a small town, you have no idea how many times the hospital would call in the middle of the night and ask him to come right down and donate because they had a car accident victim, etc. He managed to hit 25+ gallons in his lifetime before he got too sick to donate!