My husband stands tall

Denise OStarred Page By Denise O, 25th Dec 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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I could tell this man every second, for one thousand years and I could never be able to thank him enough, for all he has done for me.

OOPS!

When it comes to photography, writing or just life in gerneral. Things just do not always go as planned. When I first started writing on wikinut, I was a wanna be writer. Not that I will ever be remembered as one of the greats. By no means! I have since been taught many tips, suggestions and just downright, you are not doing that right. I will have it no other way.

Since I have been learning, I have made plenty of mistakes. I have also taken the time to go back and try too rectify my mistakes. When I split up one of my older articles into 5 (now 6) parts. I thought part one was replacing my original article I first submitted. I was wrong! Part one came back as a new page. Part four of my series 'My path followed...leads me to writing on wikinut' turned out to be the article I planned on fixing in the first place. You will not be able to find the article if you look on my profile page. Nor will it come up as a new page. Now it is buried to a certain degree.

Why is this so important

This part of my story is dedicated to the man that stood by my side and has yet to leave it. I don't want the huge role he played in my life to go unnoticed. This man I talk of, is my husband. Dan has been through most of this journey with me, for 2 decades.

The role Dan played in this time of my life was literally, a matter of life or death. Dan deserves to have it be known what a true man he is. He has shown me love will push you to the extreme, even when you think you can't take another step, the love you have for a person will keep making you go forward.

My guy

Dan took on the role as stepfather to my kids. He never crossed the line but, he was there as a dad when ever they needed him and still continues to be there. I know I can speak for my kids when I say, they love him and respect him. He is there Dano.

Dan has always been a hard worker. he comes from the old school of, the man takes care of his family and that is that! I don't think any of us can say a bad word against our Dan. Well, maybe he does snore too darn loud but hey, we all have our faults.

Dan loves him some Billy

In early 1996, my older brother came to visit, Billy liked it so much, he decided to come and live with us. When asked Dan said "sure!". Billy has been mentally challenged since birth, he is a epileptic and later was diagnosed as psychotic manic depressive.

Dan is still taking care of him as if he is just part of our family. Dan believes in family and that is just what families do. Dan knows what kind of violence went on in the home Billy lived in before he came out but, even if there were no problems back home. Dan would of still opened his door to Billy. That is just the way my guy is.

His Angels also

Not only has Dan had to put up with my ups and downs, cases and cases of girl scout cookies. That in itself he should get a medal for. Dan also worked as the kids and I traveled. All he got in return was the room service jars of ketchup, mustard and of course, all the bathroom had to offer. Never towels though. Dan always accepted his gifts with a smile and was happy we had a good time.

Dan has put up with all my animals and loved them just as much as I did. Dan has been there for my kids and that to me says it all about this man. When I talk about my angels in Part 4. They were his also and many more since that one part of our lives.

Dan is one of the least selfish person I know and I am priviledged to call him...My husband. Please take a look at what my husband did, while saving my life.
My path followed...leads me to writing on wikinut. Part 4

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Caretaker, Family, Father, Giving, Husband, Love, Love Story, Stepfather

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author avatar Denise O
I live in Georgia, USA. I am a granny to 3 precious children. I am Mama to Bugg and two human beings. I was once married to a wonderful, Dan.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
25th Dec 2010 (#)

You need to write a script for Lifetime TV network!
A terrific tribute to Dan!

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author avatar Denise O
26th Dec 2010 (#)

Thank you Mark. You know I almost didn't go out with him, I thought he was just too old.
He's 12 years my senior.
I am so glad I decided to take a chance.
Dan is one of those unsung heros, the ones most people overlook but, he touches so many lives.
During all my years of chairty service, he was the good man standing behind this woman.
Mark I have left so many other things out, I have no idea where to even start in writing a script.
My story and then ours put together, most people would just roll their eyes and say sure, that happened but, it did.
All of it, plus a lot more than most know.
Thank you for all your help.
I am sorry about the confusion of it all.
I hope to have part 5 done soon.
Then I have one more part that ties it all up.
Thanks again my friend, you have done more for me than I think you even know.
Your friend, Denise.:)

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author avatar F E FITCHETT
26th Dec 2010 (#)

Awesome story. I loved it.

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author avatar Denise O
26th Dec 2010 (#)

Thank you F.E for your kind words.
I hope you're having a wonderful holiday.
Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar SiddiQ
26th Dec 2010 (#)

A very warm hello to Dan! And well done on the article! I have enjoyed your writing just as much as the next person!

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author avatar D in The Darling
26th Dec 2010 (#)

You can't drag a man to court over things he does in his sleep. Dan is a model of husband. We men got a lot to learn from a man like him. He's a clear inspiration top you and due to that, look, every article you write is a master piece! God bless Dan. He deserves a monument! Nice share my friend. This time around, I'm not congratulating you on that star coz I've run out of words! Your humility is amazing for a person who has achieved so much. You're simply out of this world! I look up to you! Keep inspiring all of us!

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author avatar D in The Darling
26th Dec 2010 (#)

I meant inspiration "to" you. The p is encroaching badly and I don't where it came from. Wikinut, please allow us to edit posted comments! Come on, you can do this!

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author avatar Jerry Walch
26th Dec 2010 (#)

You've got a keeper with Dan, Denise.

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author avatar Denise O
26th Dec 2010 (#)

SiddiQ, Thank you for your kind words. Dan also appreciates such a warm hello.
Thank you Siddi, I have enjoyed yours also.
I just love our little community here. Y'all are so supportive and just downright good folks.
Thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Denise O
26th Dec 2010 (#)

D, you are such a sweet heart!
When I first read your comment, I thought on top hmmmm, well that too. rofl
Nahhhh, I can read typonese.
D, you make me blush when I read your comments, I am nothing special, I just am a housewife from Alabama.
Even though I have found a few mistakes in this page(they will be corrected) I
want you to know, it was because of y'all, I have improved and pushed on with this writing thing I am doing.
It might take me a few to get to everyones pages but, I do read them all.
I find reading is the best way to not only gain knowledge of a certain issue but also,
it has made me become a better writer.
It also, has pushed me to take pride in every word I put down in print.
Through y'all I have gained so much.
I hope your holidays have been a joyous time my friend.
Thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar D in The Darling
30th Dec 2010 (#)

Oh Denise O,
That's once again the mark of a true champion who despite the bruises on the face indicating a fierce fight goes to his corner and congratulates them all for the job well done that has given him a chance to wear the belt around his waist!

Thanks a lot Denise for your vote of confidence. In life we all learn and get our blessings from each other! All the best my friend!

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author avatar Denise O
26th Dec 2010 (#)

Jerry you know that's right.
We have gone through some rough time, that's for sure but, we have had some of the best times a person could ever dream of.
Dan still makes me laugh, we can still talk for hours about things or sit quietly and not feel the least bit uncomfortable.
I know you know this because of your Eileen.
I catch bits here and there from your writing and from your comments.
I know your wife has found her John Wayne, just as I did with my Dan.
I have too say, we are two very lucky women.
Oh and guess what...We actually got snow last night, here in Alabama, not just flurries, some of it stuck!
Dan took Bugg out, Dan said he took one step on the snow and ran back in the house, it scared him.LOL
The second time I took him out and I had a hard time getting him back in, once he got in the snow, he didn't want to leave.
Of course I tried to get some pictures of it but, it was too dark and he was running as fast as he could, all around his 1 1/2 acre playground.
Some things I guess, are just for our eyes only.
Thank you for stopping by my friend.:)

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author avatar ghazala zafar
26th Dec 2010 (#)

Denise O,
I have a great respect for your sentiments about Dan and really he stands tall !

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author avatar Denise O
26th Dec 2010 (#)

Thank you ghazalazafar, he is a great guy. Thank you for your kind words.
Thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar igorgriffiths
26th Dec 2010 (#)

I am sure Dan is one of those people who would just rather get on with things and probably finds praise bewildering as he is just doing what should be done, a great attitude and an inspiration for us all.

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author avatar Denise O
26th Dec 2010 (#)

That is him in a nutshell igorgriffiths but, he also enjoys all he can in life.
Dan feels, the most important thing in his life is...
his family.
Thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Angelique Newman
28th Dec 2010 (#)

Dan is the man! What a wonderful husband, he's the stuff heroes are made of. Of course he also has a wonderful wife as well:)

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author avatar Denise O
28th Dec 2010 (#)

Awww thank you hon. He is a gem. I am so glad I married my suggah daddy. He is 12 years my senior.
Angelique, he is a hero to our kids and I tell you, to him, that is all he has ever wanted to work for and he succeeded.
Thank you hon for stopping by.:)

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author avatar ppruel
28th Dec 2010 (#)

Congrats friend. Dan is one of those blessings...I enjoy reading this masterpiece!

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author avatar Denise O
28th Dec 2010 (#)

Thank you ppruel, for your kind words. He sure is a blessing.
Thank you for stopping by my friend.:)

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author avatar LOVERME
29th Dec 2010 (#)

u r the only one
i see full of compassion
so u r a real winner
gr888 frnd uuuuuuuuu

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author avatar kguru1979
29th Dec 2010 (#)

Nice personal sharing...!

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author avatar Denise O
29th Dec 2010 (#)

Thank you Kguru for your kind words and for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Humza
29th Dec 2010 (#)

One thing densie whats urs its all of dan's as well so i guess the next time u write about the kids i guess it would be way to better if u write OUR KIDS!
lucky lady u are, GOD is always there for all!

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author avatar Retired
29th Dec 2010 (#)

very nice post.

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author avatar Pinkchic18
29th Dec 2010 (#)

A wonderful job as always, Denise! Great job, Dan must be proud!

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author avatar rajaryanme
30th Dec 2010 (#)

A fantastic share. Really deserves a star page.

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author avatar Denise O
30th Dec 2010 (#)

So true Humza I understand where you're coming from with me saying My kids.
In my defense Dan does the same thing when he speaks of them to folks.
We know they are both ours.
I started this series about how I had the courage to put this all out for those to see.
That is why I refer to Dan as my man, my brother Billy as, my brother and our kids as my kids.
Thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Humza
31st Dec 2010 (#)

WOW!

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author avatar Denise O
30th Dec 2010 (#)

Thank you Martin for your kind words and for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Denise O
30th Dec 2010 (#)

Thank you Pinkchic, you're sweet as always.
He really is proud of me, as I am of him.
We have a mutal respect for each other.
Thank you for your kind words and for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Denise O
30th Dec 2010 (#)

Thank you rayaryanme for your very kind words and for stopping by.:)

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author avatar debdebbdebby
30th Dec 2010 (#)

wow denise -- sounds like we got the same husband...funny my ex is in alabama--beware...lol-- anyway -- you write beautifully -- because i have been in a position somewhat as you -- i'll have u know you we're putting tears in my eye sockets....so i stopped --cause i do not want to get mushy i worked hard to get in this bubbly mode and i want to keep it till jan--1st---lol-- i hate rejections-- but we all must take a beating to give us our feeting.. i'll be back -- to view your paths --- just these r my busy days -- much love debby

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author avatar Denise O
30th Dec 2010 (#)

Debby hon, you do what needs to be done for you. You matter.
I am glad you took the time to come by and I appreciate it.
I will be here when you come back. I am taking a break of sorts also until tomorrow.
I really enjoy your art.
Thank you for your kind words and for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Denise O
30th Dec 2010 (#)

Oh and hey, do not let some Alabama folks spoil it for us folks in the majority that are downright good folks.
But, I hear ya...I have a ex in La., Beware.:)

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author avatar Greenfaol
3rd Jan 2011 (#)

Thats a wonderful tribute to what sounds like a wonderful man. Really glad you met someone like that, you deserve to be happy. All my love for 2011 xxx

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author avatar Denise O
3rd Jan 2011 (#)

Thank you green, he really is a gem. I have been happy throughout my life, even in the bad times, there were glimpses.
Love back at ya my friend.
Thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar krrymarie
13th Jan 2011 (#)

Oh Denise age doesn't matter its the feeling and the love that you share that does.
Age is just a number ( a horrible one to that) but it is.
You have a wonderful husband one that you do deserve and he do you too. Not many ppl can say that in this world of today but you can.

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author avatar Denise O
13th Jan 2011 (#)

Oh for sure krrymarie, we have been together for 21 years and counting. He is a wonderful man. We do play up each others strengths and help with each others weaknesses. He is truly a man that I have been so blessed to have met and him deciding to stay with me, was a dream come true.
Thank you for your kind words and for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Blunt Head
26th Jan 2011 (#)

Wow...what a great article!

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author avatar Infonymph
31st Jan 2011 (#)

That's really wonderful, Denise. Its all worth it with that to cling to.

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author avatar chalam
9th Feb 2011 (#)

Hi,
Love to Bugg and Tristan. Your man is awesome! He stands tall among the tallest.

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author avatar Denise O
9th Feb 2011 (#)

Hi Chalam, thank you for your kind words. Yep, I just love the guy. I am so blessed to have him. Thank you for thinking of my Buggah and my grandson Tristan, love back at ya.
Thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Blossom S
28th Feb 2011 (#)

he's really a lovely man. You are so lucky. xx

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author avatar Denise O
1st Mar 2011 (#)

Thank you Blossom, he really is the true knight in shining armour, I tell you. I did have to kiss one too many frogs though before I found this one.LOL
Thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar c4collins
10th Mar 2011 (#)

Wow...the term "soulmate" is an understatement in your case...God blessed you with a devoted, patient and loving man!!

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author avatar Denise O
13th Apr 2011 (#)

Thank you C, he is a wonderful man. I am so blessed and honey, I do count my blessings everyday. I know this lady here met her prince charming. Thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar bronnamdi
2nd May 2011 (#)

Denise, I think you are blessed to have a man like Dan beside you. Take care of him.

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author avatar Denise O
2nd May 2011 (#)

Thank you Bronnamdi, I do too. He really is a gem. We are now 2+ decades strong and just enjoying our lives together. Heck, we are grandparents, how great is that! Our grandson will be 1 years old this week. As always, thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
23rd Oct 2014 (#)

What a tribute and appreciation to your dear Dan who has left you now. This can only come from a grateful heart that is not that common nowadays. I am sure Dan will be looking over you now as when we have the heart in the right place our dearly departed will still be around to bless us. Blessings, Denise - siva

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author avatar Denise O
23rd Oct 2014 (#)

Thank you hon, he was such a wonderful husband, I could ask for no better. I will write about him in time and then y'all will see just what was in this man, he fought so hard and even though in the end he loss, he tried to take care of me to the end, in his way. Siva, we were absolutely more in love in the end then we were when we first met so long ago and not many folks are able to say that with their spouses, we were the best of friends. Thank you for taking this time for me, it means so much. Love ya my dear friend. :)

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