Friday, October 9, 2009

There's Pains In My Heart Place

My husband is heartbroken. He's losing his is best friend. They've been so close for so long it is just sad that this has to happen now. His friend has always been there for him, whenever Al is stressed or frustrated he could hang out with his friend and his worries would disappear. I'm not going to reveal this friend's name for privacy sake, but you know who you are.


You'd think I'd be jealous right? Well to be honest I was at first. But then I realized that I should actually be grateful for him. I know how important my friends are in my life so anyone who can make my hubster happy is always welcome in our lives.


And God knows every wife needs a break from these massive forms of testosterone. It's nice to be able to bake without being groped from all angles so I appreciate this friend. And really, he is my friend too. Of course I'm not as close to him as Al is, but we do have a good relationship. We respect each other and the role we each play in Al's life.


Hell, even I love having this dude around. And, strange as it seems, he's actually brought Al and I closer together. I know that sounds weird but it's true.


We're going to miss him, but I know that once this stage of our life has passed, there will be other friends to come our way. You may be wondering if we love this dude so much then why are we losing him?


Well our buddy is moving away and I know very well that we could continue a long distance relationship with him but, surprisingly Al has decided against it. Since Al will be going to Law School next year and won't have time for much else he'd end up neglecting him anyway. Al didn't want to put him through that, so he's cutting him loose now.


Geez, it sounds like he's breaking up with a girlfriend doesn't it? I know you probably think I'm being over dramatic, but for us, it truly is.


When Al told me what he planned to do I was shocked. I mean, how can you let someone who is such a big part of your life go like that? Of course it isn't easy for Al, when the subject comes up he gets his adorable sad boy look on his face, points to his chest and says,


"There's pains in my heart place."


And then I in turn kiss his chest right above his heart in order to "make it all better". Because that's what moms wives do.


But this too shall pass. Our life will go on, our friend's life will go on. So I just wanted to publicly thank our dear friend for all the good times.



You will truly be missed.








































Goodbye Hoggy.

41 comments:

Kristina P. said...

You are so funny.

Julia said...

Heartbreaking. I'm crying you two a river...

blueviolet said...

When he goes through his midlife crisis, there will pains in his heart place and pains in his head, because he'll be repeatedly thumping it as he calls himself a stupid idiot for getting rid of it.

Frau said...

Wow that is one sexy friend! Not easy to say goodbye but hopefully someday another will show up!

Aunt of 14 said...

Damn it, you had me going there!!! Aw, poor Al.

BTW, I'm reading the 19th wife too.

Heather said...

At first I'm reading this all serious-like, then as I kept going I knew it was the damn bike! :)

Single tear...

Debbi said...

I know losing friends is hard, but at least it was a good ride.
(har har)

And, of COURSE Hoggy brought you and Al closer-- I mean, you have to spoon when you ride together! (tee heeeee... I'm thinking SO dirty!)

Cindi said...

Teehee-- too cute! Thanks for the kind words re my blog. Any idea how to un-embed my comments? Usually my son does my nerdy computer work, but he gets just too darned embarrassed on my Brown Bag Site :-)

foxy said...

Hahaha... I had to go re-read your post after seeing that picture. Too funny! But still sad, of course. :(

Pricilla said...

My hubby is debating about his Beemer bike. He hasn't ridden it in several years.

Men and their toys.

Rebecca Jo said...

Oh mercy... I was reading this saying out loud "AL - there's TECHNOLOGY!!!!" - thinking of emails & phone calls...

& then got to the bottom & saw Hoggy's picture & thought, that Pooba got me!!! :)

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

AHAHAHAHAHA! I'm sorry, I probably shouldn't be laughing...but it is kinda funny. What, is he going through opposite-midlife crises? Is this opposite day? ;)

I. Love. It.

And I'm sorry for the loss of such an awesome friend. There will be more awesome friends like that one, I'm sure of it. ;)

Janalyn and Rob said...

Poor guy. Hopefully they can rekindle their bromance after law school. :)

Cairo Typ0 said...

Too funny! LOL The nice things about friends is that some day you'll walk down the street and think you see his fender out of the corner of your eye and you'll remember all the good times. :)

survivinglifedaily said...

Oh so heart wrenching!

Suzi said...

I am playing the world's smallest violin for you the two of you!

Cindi said...

Thank ya kindly, ma'am!!

Keyona said...

Really!? LOL!!

Justine said...

NO! GET OUT! He's selling his Harley? But that's just insanity! This whole post I thought maybe he was getting rid of the TV. In a way I could understand that. But the bike? Nooooooooooooooooo

Justine :o )

Stephanie Faris said...

Hehehe. So where is this "friend" going to live?

Yaya said...

Now you've done it...I'm far too heartbroken to celebrate my birthday...

Hit 40 said...

You had me!!!

Hoggy needs to stay in the garage under a tarp for now. Al will have a few minutes here or there for it. If he sells it, he will only end up buying an even more expensive one later!!!

otin said...

LOL! I thought the friend was going to be a couch!

Annie Harper said...

YES!!!!

I mean....oh how sad.

It's just, I have a hate/hate relationship with your husbands bike. Yeah. I do. And I don't care who knows it. And because that probably seems intensely odd to you - I'll tell you why...

Because now he can't keep trying to convince Kevin to get one, so they can become wild hogs or in some bike gang or some other "awesome" thing like that. I just could't go on living if Al and Kevin ended up like Martin Lawrence and William H. Macy (Kevin being Martin Lawrence of course) Or John Travolta and Tim Allen. I just can't go there Kelly.


And now I won't have to.

It's a good day

Chief said...

I knew it was something. Didn't know it was that, but I knew

Lee said...

PUT IT IN A WOOD CHIPPER.
I have no idea where that came from.

I knew something was up. I was like no, this is too serious.
And then it was like one of those "awwww you got me" moments.

LadyStyx said...

oh dear...*laffin*

Queenie Jeannie said...

UGH!!!!!!!!!!!! You got me. Happy now????


Be warned....if I ever get the chance to dump an icy cold glass of water over your head when you're in the shower - I'M DOING IT!!!

Mammatalk said...

Give him a kiss for me, would ya?

Alexis AKA MOM said...

OMGosh girl I was seriously going Al how could you tell your friend to go fly the nest. LOL that is too flipping funny!

Kasey Hunt said...

Oh so true. I'm waiting for the day when Q no longer has the "skills" for b-ball. It will be a sad sad day. you are a good wife.

WhisperingWriter said...

Aww, I'm sorry.

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CLUFF FAMILY said...

oH i THOUGHT IT WAS A XBOX OR SOMETHING. SO SAD! Hey what is the title of that book? I will see if our library has it. My friends mom passed away last week, I think she would enjoy the book.

Karin Katherine said...

Now I don't see why he has to let his friendship go. Plenty of people in Florida have friends like that.

You are coming to Florida right?
I promise I won't stalk you. Kind of hard to do that with 4 kids in tow and a homeschool co-op schedule anyway!
; 0 )

Michelle said...

What a sad story about a man and his bike. I agree with some of the other people though... Hang onto it because you know damn well when he has the time again he'll want a bike and end up spending even more money on one!

Mayhem and Moxie said...

Are you kidding? Do you want me to fly my husband to Al for support and comfort, Poob?

I am amazed that Al is able to make this supreme sacrifice. I am pretty sure that my husband could not ever do this.

Has Al thought simply about moving his friend to a spot where he could visit from time to time and the two of them could spoon?

Love and prayers from our house to yours.

-Francesca

Megan said...

You had me going. LOL

Poor Al. :0P

TMI Tara said...

SAD! I'm sorry -- and you crack me up all at the same time =)

My hubs wants a harley so bad, and I think they're pretty fab. We're planning on getting one with a sidecar for Chloe one day when we can afford it. Can you just imagine little Chloe in the sidecar with a leather jacket, killer shades, and a helmet?

My dad has a Harley and it cracks me up because it's a really cool ride, and my dad is a TOTAL DORK. Just imagine a guy with his pants pulled up way too high so they're floods, and penny loafers to boot, cruisin around on a killer Hog. It cracks me up every single time I see it!

Hmmm. Why do they call me TMI Tara again???

Tiffany @ Lattes And Life said...

HAhahahahaha. We're selling my husband's 1970 Chevelle. It was his first car...his high school hot rod. Surprisingly, he's okay with it. It's his parents who have "pains in their heart place".

KK said...

How funny! I was all upset until I saw the pic :)