07 February, 2009

In sickness and in health (2)

We have been together for more than 15 years now, yet on any given day I can easily come up with a dozen reasons why M is the best thing since sliced bread.

Yesterday morning I was having a good wallow in a steaming tar-black puddle of self pity. After letting me cry mascara and probably a bit of snot on his shirt, M coaxed me out of my bed and got me out of the house for some fresh air and more importantly, a fresh perspective.

Then he walked the dog, cleaned up the kitchen and fielded the kids. And later on that afternoon he bought me a present. Diamonds don't do a thing for me, but this? This to me says "forever"! ;-) (No more whiny posts about dog hair!)

Carol, who broke her ankle earlier this month, wrote a beautiful post about the new appreciation she's found for her marriage during hard times. Luckily I'm nowhere near as compromised as she is right now, but have just been reminded by M's daily kindness and support of how thankful I am for our marriage and the fact that we found each other so many years ago...

5 comments:

honeypiehorse said...

OK I'm so jealous. Another friend of mine has a Roomba and I want one! Hope you feel better soon. It's been a sick season for everyone and it's frustrating when it drags out day after day.

Chui Hsia said...

I want one, too!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

It sounds like he knows just how to take care of you. That's a rare husband, indeed! I'm glad you found each other.

Carol said...

Yeah, Tom's great, but he hasn't given me a ROOOOOMBA!!

Carol

G in Berlin said...

We have been talking about the Roomba and scooba forever, but we never knew anyone who had one and could give a positive reference. Good to know that it really does work. I may take a look at this when I am next at Costco.