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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Person Behind My Success


"I don't think I can do it anymore." I said to my husband, who was walking behind me on the narrow path leading up to the top of the steep ravine on our recent hiking trip. He laughed. We both knew very well that there was nothing we could do unless we chose to camp in the wilderness. Don't get me wrong: it was a nice place--with quite stunning scenery. Many tiny waterfalls cascaded into pools of crystal-clear water, and redwood trees surrounded us on all sides. After walking for about two hours, my feet, leaden and aching, wanted to call it a day. They simply demanded a rest and perhaps needed to stretch out while in the comfort of a chair--a massage chair. Oh, how I wish, I inwardly sighed as the thought crossed my mind. All of a sudden, I felt a gentle push on my back...

That gentle push had not only sent me to the next steps of the trail but had also flung me into the tunnel of time, arriving in the year when we were traveling in China--the very year in which I had climbed the Great Wall for the first time. The Great Wall had looked so majestic and the steps extremely intimidating, especially as it had been in the middle of a freezing winter. I had been dressed in a heavy overcoat and the steps leading to the Great Wall seemed to each be towering giants--and definitely not very welcoming.

 I remembered saying, despite the fact that I had wanted to climb up it so badly deep inside my heart, this to my husband in a faint voice: "I don't think I can do it anymore". The icy wind blew across my face as if trying to synchronize with my voice. Just as I was about to give in, I felt the same gentle push on my back. The very gentle push that had gotten me going again, that had urged me to continue on. Sometimes, I had felt his cold gloved hands  reaching for mine and guiding me to the next step. And somehow, between the gentle push and his guidance, we had managed to reach the very top of that section of the Great Wall and even walked on the ruins--part of the original Great Wall that wasn't rebuilt then. 

The warm feeling trickled down into my heart, and I felt content—and even the wind seemed to be warmer. As my eyes swept across the stunning view of the Great Wall, they rested on the person standing next to me--the person who is always there for me and who is always ready with his gentle push. No matter what I do and what I want to do, he is always there for me to support me. He always makes sure that I live through my dreams.

I hope you have enjoyed this little journey of visiting the person who is behind my every success in life. And now it is your turn to tell us: Who is the person behind your success?

Dedicated to my husband on his Birthday. Happy BD my dear and many more years to come ...

Until next stop,
Journey of Life


32 comments:

  1. I really like this theme!! I love how you describe your husband being the one that pushes you onward to success!! I definitely would say the same of mine! Thank you so much for hosting this week's The Writers' Post blog hop!!

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    1. It is my pleasure Jenn. I can't wait to read yours as well.

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  2. Such a wonderful piece! This is such a lovely post showing how your loving husband supports you and gives you the strength to keep going when you need it. A gentle "nudge" like. I feel my husband does the same thing. He is always encouraging with my crafting and creating and is my biggest cheerleader when I need it too. How blessed are we! (I can't imagine seeing the Great Wall, never mind walking it! How exciting!)

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    1. Indeed, Winnie! And I remembered reading your blog on how your husband has setup the crafting room. You definitely one lucky lady!

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  3. Lovely tribute to the one you love!

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  4. Beautiful story! Bet if your husband was writing this he would say that it was his honor to help the beautiful woman who supports him in his endeavors. Glad this was the first post of the morning that I read, as it is a great way to begin the day.

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    1. Thank you Elaine. That was very comforting!

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  5. Beautiful story! Bet if your husband was writing this he would say that it was his honor to help the beautiful woman who supports him in his endeavors. Glad this was the first post of the morning that I read, as it is a great way to begin the day.

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  6. OH definitely my hubby! He is super encouraging and always says, courage is a muscle, the more you practice it, the stronger it gets.

    Great post!

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    1. Yeah ... I can feel it from your recent *guest post.*

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  7. Everyone needs someone like that in their life, to be there for them and give them that little push.

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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  8. My husband is also the one who encourages me and believes in me when I have self-doubts.

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  9. Hi! What a lovely story about your relationship with your hubby. Traveling with someone who knows you so well is wonderful. Just a by the by...I too, have been on the Norwegian Gem and would happily spend weeks at a time cruising. Thanks for hosting.

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    1. You did! And I love cruise as well. Thank you for your visit.

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  10. Hi, what a lovely tribute to not only your husband, but to your shared relationship! Thanks for hosting. P.S. I, too, have been on the Norwegian Gem and could happily spend weeks at a time cruising!

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  11. I'm glad you have someone supporting you. That's important.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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  12. What a wonderful story! Thank you for hosting and yay you for having such a great guy in your life! :)

    http://magicalmysticalmimi.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-secrets-in-sauce.html

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    1. Yes. He is. And thank you for your visit.

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  13. What a great story.. and we do need someone to support and encourage us... Marc is mine...

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  14. Angela, you have given me a lot to think about with this prompt.Time to acknowledge the person behind us all the way. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I am so happy that this has triggered your thought. Thank you for your visit.

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  15. You are very lucky to have someone to support and encourage you!

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  16. This post was really great and inspiring. It actually made me want to cry a little bit. I feel the same way about my husband and there's nothing better than knowing how much you are loved. I'm glad you have that same feeling and were willing to share it with us.

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    1. Thank you Lisa for your encouraging comment. And you are right, we are very blessed!

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  17. Thank you for this very nice tribute to your husband. You're a very lucky woman to have a husband who sustains you and "pushes" you along. This was very uplifting.

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