There is something I say to Mike often.... "I love the way you love Tupelo". You can really learn the true character of a person by how they behave when no one is looking. You all don't have the benefit of being in our house, but I can tell you, it gets my eyes teary at times when I see how Mike loves Tupelo and cares for his needs. I catch him loving on him, talking to him, and enjoying the relationship that is special between the two of them. That's when I tell him "I love the way you love Tupelo".
So...why in the world would I share this? Because I love way you all are caring for my husband. Not only are many of you buying from his new store, but he has received so many kind emails from many of you, complimenting how he's doing and reassuring him "you all are in his corner". It's one thing for a woman to get a complimentary email, but send a email complimenting a man who's made his living setting tile for the nice note he sent, or how nice his packages looked when they arrived and you've made his week!
You all have been so good to me, that's been the case for a very long time, but to have you all extend your kindness with open arms to my husband, who I love dearly and am so proud of means more to me then anything you could ever do for me. To watch him read a note you sent, or an email telling him he did good is wonderful to watch. This is why you all mean so much to me. How did I ever get this blessed...