I know we have all had fun with some of the threads about marriage, picking on those irritating things our spouses do and all, but I really need to praise my wife right now. Since I broke this arm, I have been pretty useless around the house, and it has been even worse since I had the surgery and got the heavier cast. The break in the wrist makes the fingers on that hand useless since any attempt to grip anything causes a lot of pain.
So here is my wife, doing all of the yard work and house work, all of the cooking, and all of the laundry. On top of that, she has to help me with just about everything in the morning. She's helping me with the shower, keeping my cast dry and my arm elevated because it hurts too much to try to hold it up without a sling. Then I find the toothpaste on the brush for me and then she has to help me get dressed. About the only thing I can manage on my own is shaving. Then in between getting both of us ready, she somehow manages to fix breakfast and have it on the table by the time I'm finished getting my briefcase assembled for the day. That's tricky with one hand. When I get home this evening, she will have already gotten a load of laundry done and supper will be on the table when I walk in the door. Then she will finish the dishes and laundry before 9:00 and sit and watch MNF with me while we play Scrabble on the coffee table. Getting ready for bed I have to submit to her ministrations once again, help with getting out of my clothes and into bedtime appropriate attire, the whole toothpaste thing again, and then it's off to bed, only to wake up the next day and start the whole cycle again. Intimacy has a few challenges, but I won't go into detail there. It does help me ignore the pain some.
And do you know how often I hear her complain? None. I honestly don't know what I would do without her, and it's not just the physical things she helps me with. Maybe women have this natural nurturing instinct or something, but she's darn good at it. She might get on my nerves at times, but she is in so many ways my better half and I can't say how much I appreciate everything she does and the positive attitude she keeps throughout. I have been getting down lately because of my inability do do much of anything and she is always trying to keep my spirits up. She has been a real blessing to me and just one more thing to thank God for daily.
Here's to good spouses and all the little things they do.