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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Your Dying Spouse 590 - Beautiful People {FMF}

The post today was originally to be Carefree Cancer, and would have described the positive aspects of facing terminal cancer with no medical care.

I dozed off while writing it. (It will eventually appear, as the subject's kinda important.)

Things are just so very bad now. The pain's risen too high, and I'm undone.

And I don't want to write about it today.

Instead, inspired by Shrek, I offer you this:

Now, in all my great humility,
I'm nae the most handsome man,
but to deny it is futility,
so, well, I guess I am.
So when I set upon the quest
to find someone to marry
she really had to be the best
looker, and so I did not tarry.
Barbara sure fit the bill,
I'd seen none like her before;
if great looks could kill,
she'd run up quite a score.
And when we were out walking,
for the eyes, we were a feast,
I heard a neighbour talking,
"There go Beauty and the Beast!"
Now I mean no disrespect, but I gotta say it flat,
how could he speak of my wife like that?

Music from Smashmouth, with All Star and the opening creits from Shrek.

Thanks to Carol Ashby, Blessed Are The Pure Of Heart is back on Kindle, and will be available in paperback soon.

Friends are everything. I couldn't have done it.

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  1. This is both hilarious and touching at the same time!

  2. ((((Andrew))))
    Gave me a good belly laugh to start the day!

    Annie in Texas

    1. ((((((Annie!))))))

      Belly laughs are good for the body and soul.

  3. Love this, Andrew! Gave me a smile. Glad you can still find humor. Blessings and love to you both!

  4. Great post, Andrew! And I'm definitely a fan of Shrek!

  5. Sending love to you and Barb. <3

  6. Ahhh . . . you made me laugh this evening, Andrew. Thank you! Thank you for sharing with us each week. :) And now I'm off to write my own post. Late to the game this week :(

    1. Patti, I'm so glad we could off a laugh. Thank you so much for being here.

  7. Hi Andrew, thank you for the laugh. I love the video illustration too. Your poem reminds me of this old song by Stephen Stills https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HH3ruuml-R4

    1. Shannon, thank you...and I LOVE 'Love The One You're With'.

  8. You can't go wrong with Shrek! Thanks for making me smile!

  9. Oh Andrew, you do make us smile! but underneath we know you are suffering in pain and we are so sad about that and so your friends keep praying....I'm always thinking of scriptures and songs to send you, but have been wanting to also see if I can copy/paste the 1st question from the Heidelberg Catechism. I'll try:

    1. What is thy only comfort in life and in death?
    That I, with body and soul, both in life and in death, am not my own, but belong to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ, who with His precious blood has fully satisfied for all my sins, and redeemed me from all the power of the devil; and so preserves me, that without the will of my Father in heaven not a hair can fall from my head; yea, that all things must work together for my salvation. Wherefore, by His Holy Spirit, He also assures me of eternal life, and makes me heartily willing and ready henceforth to live unto Him.

    I hope this will be an encouragement to you. Love to you & dear Barbara~~~Kathryn in SC (Praying!)

    1. kKthryn, this is lovely, and is indeed a great encouragement. Thank you so much!

  10. Lovely poem. Very moving. Barbara is very lucky.
    Hope the pain ebbs away soon.
    I’m sending you some sunny, spring weather from Toulouse, South West France.

    The pear tree.

    Have a pleasant day. Take care.

    1. Susan, the picture is such a lovely, wonderful gift. Thank you so much!

      And I have always loved pears.

  11. I love your humor, Andrew! With your poem as our feast of ideas and words, why do we need more?! Praying for you, my friend! I'm so sorry you are suffering, and still you comfort us in our ease. Hugs

    1. Beth, I am so glad you enjoyed this.

      Laughter is, indeed, still and ever the best medicine.

      Hugs back, from both of us!