Friday, January 7, 2011


Three weeks ago, Robb was standing in the bathroom while I was doing my hair. (Believe it or not, this mane does not tame itself.)

We chatted about this and that, and as I applied mousse evenly throughout, he said, "Now what's that stuff do?"

I smiled. In all our years together, he had never asked about hair products.

"Well, it keeps my curls under control. Keeps me from being frizzy. Keeps me cute."

"Keeps you cute. I like that stuff," he said.

In the distraction of our conversation, I didn't quite coat every strand. I missed a spot in the back. And sure enough, the absence of product left me with one frizzy handful in the back of my head.

He played with it all day. "You missed a spot," he said, making it exponentially worse with his tangling fingers.

Everyday after, including his last morning in my life, he said, "Hey, be careful there. Don't miss a spot." And he always tugged on one curly tendril as he passed by.

~ ~ ~

Hey, Robb, I missed a spot today.
(Perhaps you noticed.)


thewonderfulhappens said...

It is so good to get as many of these things "down" as you can. Memories that you will love to re-read, that will help your boys know their father better. We all enjoy it too. Thank you.

Tina said...

I love that you are writing all of these tidbits down for your boys to read later on. I hope that it brings some comfort to you. Praying for you daily.

Terry said...
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Terry said...

this surely is a great memory that god provided for you because just to imagine that you guys never talked about mousse before!
blessings tricia! frim terry

my3boys said...

Love this. Take care. Still praying...

Ally said...

Tricia, I am a friend of Libby Fuller and I heard about your loss of your husband. I am praying for God to comfort you in this time of incredible grief. One verse that helped me through my own grief journey was Psalms 31:14b-15a. The context is not exactly applicable, but I held onto these words "You are my God, My future is in your hands". (New Living Translation) Please know that you and your boys are in my thoughts and prayers.

DenverSop said...

I wish blogger had a "like" button.

Nina said...