It lasted less than a minute but I was sobbing when it was over, and he held me. Every time I am spanked and I cry he always asks me "Why are you crying?" not because he thinks I should toughen up but as a way to check in with me and make sure I'm okay. This time I had a hard time calming down, I think due to the suddenness of it all. After I was intelligible again he explained that he wasn't upset with me, it was just the promised continuation of a punishment from last night.
So the backstory: Last night at bedtime I was annoyed with something he was doing, and instead of communicating with him, I just did a bunch of huffy breaths and didn't want to talk. Well folks, that is not allowed, but I guess I forgot that last night. We were upstairs where all the bedrooms are so he just used a plastic hanger to spank me for a minute after he lectured me(and got me to talk) because it's a really quiet implement and it stings a lot. After we were done and I apologized we got in bed and he said "You're lucky it was so late and the motivator was so loud. How's your butt?" I told him it was fine, just a little warm, and he said "Well then maybe I'll just use it tomorrow." I told him I hoped he would forget, then we went to bed.
Back to the present: So after my spanking this morning, he looked at me and told me "I just wanted you to know that I won't forget you," then hugged me. It took me a good couple of minutes or so afterward to have those feelings of thankfulness bloom inside my heart, but bloom they did, as big as a dahlia. As much as I hated that spanking, I appreciate that he did it, and why. I am one lucky girl :)