Monday, October 22, 2012

The Commander and Chief

I want to write a little today about the "commander and chief of my Army. Lloyd stays behind the scene and lets the girls take the spot light...but he is the backbone of this organization. I have said this before, I am scared. I know my husband and I know he is too. He isn't going to let me see that, cause he has to be strong right now for both of us, but I can see it in his face. I could tell it when he lost it right before we walked down the aisle, at Kristi's wedding. I looked at him and said, "I made it". The reality at that moment and of the first obstacle, hit him. ...and me!
This man is doing so much for me right now. He his having to be my nurse, my hands (because I can't lift anything), my cook, my maid, and all of this after working from 7 am to 6:30 at night. Plus, he showers me, not only literally, but with care and affection too.
Lloyd, and his wonderful son spent the weekend cooking and cleaning up after 10 bridesmaids, one bride, a mother of the bride and a Kimmie! His balance was only shook one time during this, when he came home from work, to a broken bed he had to fix and dog throw up. Well there is the time during the wedding reception,  when his wife who just had major surgery wouldn't sit down and insisted on being stubborn and dancing! He did shake a little then, but it was more from anger! Ha ha...he knows me by now, so we won't talk about that!
There are so many things to be thankful for right now, but I have to say my husband is truly a blessing and he is at the top of my list. Cissy and Kim saw it when night after night for two weeks, he would come home from work exhausted to get my swinging bed made before I came home from the hospital. Well, it is complete and the love he put into the craftsmanship is so much more than I could ever thank him for! He is my lifesaver...and I could not be doing this cancer shit without him!


  1. I check your blog daily, Traci, and I'm so moved by all you say and all you've done. You're an amazing woman with an amazing commander in chief! The love you and Lloyd have for each other is evident. The wedding and reception could not have been more perfect. You were an absolutely beautiful mother of the bride. I know you have a wonderful crowd of support here, but please know that Randal and I are here if you or Lloyd ever need us. When all the dust settles and you've had time to regroup from the wedding, we would love to meet y'all for dinner or drinks or both. God speed. You're so in my thoughts and prayers, as is Lloyd and the rest of your family.

  2. Traci,

    Thank you for sharing your journey with us. You have your faith and you have family and friends praying with you through all of this. I too am available to help out where I can in some way. Please let me know. I can come sing for you, clean your house or just be there if you need another set of ears. I remember you being a sweetheart and I see now that you still are a sweetheart! God Speed!