Reverb 10, Day 14: Appreciate

Over the month of December, I am taking part in Reverb 10, and the daily prompt for today from Victoria Klein is this:
What's the one thing you have come to appreciate most in the past year? How do you express gratitude for it?
The one thing that I have come to appreciate most in the last year is the Palinode.

I know. I can hear your collective aaawwwww rising from the peanut gallery, but it's true.

Aidan being far too yummy
He has seen me through depression, cancer, a nervous breakdown, quitting smoking, quitting drinking, and probably skillion smaller things that would have pushed a lesser partner to cut his losses and flee to fairer pastures. He didn't, though, and he doesn't. He stays and continues to love me year after year.

I've been thinking for some time about how to show him my appreciation, and, frankly, it's hard to come up with something that comes close in measure to my gratitude. I am where I am and who I am because of him, because of his support and encouragement and love and constancy, and I can thank him verbally for all the little things he does, I can hold him, I can tell him I love him, I can support his creative pursuits, and I can be as nice as nice can be, but I want to do more.

I want show him something that makes him feel wonder.

I have an idea about how I might be able to do that. It's slim pickin's around here, but I am going to see what I can do, because the Palinode? He deserves to feel every bit of wonder that I can offer up. After all, he's gifted me with it again and again. It's only fair.


PS.  Kitty cat love is both cute and gross.

Reverb 10, Day 15: Five Minutes

Cat Love Is Sweet