Words No More

Daily Prompt: Pick Me Up
What is the one word or phrase that immediately cheers you up when you hear it?


The words that used to cheer me up are no longer there.

The person who said them is gone, so the words are there no more.

A look at my face spurred my husband R to outrageous remarks. It would put him in immense good humor, if I showed any reaction. The more I was irritated, he enjoyed himself more.

I would walk in with his morning bed tea, and put it beside him on his bedside table. Yawning, he would sit up in bed, look at my face, smile and ask, “Do I love you?”

This was the daily question. The first time it did irritate me.

I would answer, “Don’t know.”

“You should be able to answer this question?”

“No, I don’t.”

Laughing and grabbing my hands, ( I would be trying to evade his hands) he would say,

“I do love you.”

Words No More

9 thoughts on “Words No More”

  1. That is one of the nicest things I have ever read in my life!
    Your description is so vivid. I deeply feel your loss by just reading this one post.
    My wife and I play a very similar thing out each morning. I think that is why your post hit me in the face. I am so sorry for your loss. God bless you, Sheen.


    1. There is more to it. When he asked, “Do I love you?” And I said ,”Yes you do.” He would turn about face, “Who said it?” More questions from R, “You believe it?” To end it, I would say, “Okay, you don’t love me.” Another 180 degrees turn from him, “But I do.”
      Thank you and God bless you too. Amen.


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