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I Want That Someone To Be Me

Updated on March 6, 2017
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A Poem for My Husband


I want to be there for you if need anything.

I want to be there for you, for everything.

If you are ever feverish and need someone to put a cool compress on your brow…

I want that someone to be me.

If you ever have aching shoulders and need someone to rub them to ease your pain…

I want that someone to be me.

If your heart aches because of the death of someone close to you, and you need someone to

wrap their arms around you so you can cry on their shoulder, I want that someone to be me.

If your eyes become dim and you need someone to read to you from a newspaper, a book or

the Bible…

I want that someone to be me.

If your hands become arthritic, curled with pain or old age, and you need someone to write a

letter for you…

I want that someone to be me.

If your ears lose their sense of hearing, and you need someone to repeat precious words to

you…

I want that someone to be me.

If your legs grow weary and you need someone to push your wheelchair…

I want that someone to be me.

When I think of how great my love is for you, and how much I want to be there for you when

you want or need anything, I can better understand how Christ loved his disciples and washed

their feet out of love. ..

And how he loves each one of us.

Loving you, and being loved by you, makes me want to follow His example and do the same for

you for the rest of our lives, my loving

and much loved husband.


I wrote this for my husband a few months before we were married. He said that he loved it so much that he wanted to read part of it at our wedding reception so that our friends and family, especially those who didn't know me well, could learn a bit about the kind of woman he married.

It backfired though. People started to laugh, and the more he read, the more they laughed. My aunt came up to me later and said I should have been a comedian because what I wrote was SO funny. Both my husband and I were perplexed. Neither one of us could figure out why people thought this was so funny.

A friend said she thought it was too personal and that people couldn't handle the candidness of what I had expressed. In the end, the only people who need to know how sincere I was are my husband and I. I love him more than I ever thought it possible to love another human being. And I want to share that with the whole world.

At our wedding in 8/2010
At our wedding in 8/2010 | Source
Together on a cruise in Hawaii.
Together on a cruise in Hawaii. | Source
Relaxing on a cruise ship going through the Panama Canal.
Relaxing on a cruise ship going through the Panama Canal. | Source
Having dinner together in a traditional Dutch restaurant in Amsterdam!
Having dinner together in a traditional Dutch restaurant in Amsterdam! | Source

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well that was lovely....no, it was beautiful...no, it was lovely and beautiful! Great job Karen! Your husband is a lucky man!

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks so much billybuc! I am glad you liked it, and I have been blessed with his presence in my life, as you have been blessed with Bev!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Karen, this is beautiful. It strikes a chord deep within. You are indeed blessed. And your husband too to have such a loving and caring wife.

      Voted up and beautiful.

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      rajan jolly,

      Thanks so much for your kind words. You are correct in that we are both blessed! Thanks for reading.

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      gottabegod 4 years ago

      Oh so sweet & precious! This is the very essence of what true love is...I feel the same way toward my wonderful husband...you captured my heart!

      God bless!!

      Voted up, beautiful & awesome!

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      CJH 4 years ago

      I am blessed more than I deserve. And I am the fortunate one to have Karen as my wife. I love her so.....

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      gottabegod,

      Thanks so much for your comment. Glad to meet another member of the, "I Love My Husband Club"! God has blessed us both!

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      CJH,

      Not more than you deserve. I am just glad we found each other,again, and oh so grateful to God for giving us this time together.

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      Dr, Funom Makama,

      Thanks for reading and for your comment. When I am this happy, and in love, I like to share it with the rest of the world!

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      How sweet and romantic. It is such a wonderful blessing to see couples so in love like this. Keep your faith centered and it will continue to help you through the future.

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks for reading and commenting teaches12345. I wish this type of relationship for everyone out there that wants to love and be loved unconditionally.

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      cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      beautiful words .

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      Thank you cleaner3. They are from the heart.

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      Redberry Sky 4 years ago

      A gorgeous poem, Karen, absolutely beautiful. I hope one day I find someone who makes me feel like this.

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      Thank you Redberry Sky. I hope you do too. It's an amazing feeling to be able to love someone this much, and to know I am loved back just as much!

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      SusieQ42 4 years ago

      This spoke to my heart, Karen. What a beautiful poem! Thank you for sharing.

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      Your welcome! Thank YOU for reading and leaving such a nice comment!

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