One of the questions I am asked most frequently is “Can you have more than one husband?” My answer to that is “I can but it is not what I choose and not part of our faith. I am free at any time to leave and make that choice if it appeals to me.” I have never wanted a “brother husband” in a relationship. One husband has always been enough for me.
Joe, Vicki and I recently had our 22nd anniversary. We went for a nice dinner and then Joe left town to work the next day. While he was gone, Vicki gave me an anniversary gift wrapped in shiny paper with a big bow and a very kind, sincere letter attached. In the letter she expressed, “Please accept this gift as a token of my appreciation for you and understanding that I know how challenging it can be to ‘share’ sometimes. This won’t necessarily make it easier but might ‘comfort’ you at times. I was intrigued. What could possibly be in this box that would bring me comfort?
When I opened the box, I busted up laughing. Inside was a “boyfriend/husband pillow”. The pillow is the shape of a man’s torso with a shirt on and has an arm that wraps around your shoulder. A bunch of the kids wanted to try it out and some of them were a little “creeped out” by it. That night I gave the pillow a shot. Although she bought it as more of a gag gift, to my surprise it was quite comfortable. Made of memory foam, the pillow seems to hold shape very well. And the “arm” around the neck provides some support. I actually like it for when I am watching a movie in bed since I have a headboard that is not too comfortable to lean against.
I found the ad for the pillow rather compelling:
- Feel the hug of a real man without the snoring, smell, tossing or turning.
- Great sleeping companion for single ladies.
- Provides secure sense of comfort.
- Soft and comfortable body pillow. And last but not least:
- Doesn’t have legs, so it can’t run away!
I think my answer will stay the same when asked if I want to have a “brother husband”. This pillow can’t replace Joe after all these years, snoring or not. However, it can help with a good nights rest.