I woke up this morning to a pleasant surprise and had to tell you all about it. It is things like this that make life worth living and little things like this that make a marriage go from humdrum to extra special.
As most of you know I have fibromyalgia and mornings especially are a tough time of day for me. Autumn, too, is tough, even though I love this season the most, because it has warm days and cool nights. The changes in the temperature really can affect my body in unpleasant ways and I have been struggling over the past few days with extra pain. My husband is aware of this because I have been crawling over to his side of the bed and asking for backrubs every night. No matter how tired he may have been, he has always done his best to rub the knots of pain away from my back.
About six months ago, I finally broke down and admitted to myself that I just can’t do the major house cleaning anymore and we hired a maid service to come in twice a month and clean for us. In between, my husband does a quick vacuum if needed and I keep the kitchen clean. Well, here lately, our dogs have been in full fall shed mode and dog hair has been everywhere. We had been busier than normal for us and hadn’t gotten around to vacuuming yet and the maids are coming today. While he was rubbing my back last night, I told him not to worry about it. We would just let the maids do more cleaning than I usually let them do.
(Sidebar) I know it’s crazy as heck, but I go around cleaning before the maids come. None of the heavy stuff of course, but I do pick up the dog toys and make sure the clutter we accumulate is gone. I told my husband when he was laughing at me one day that I didn’t hire them to do what I was doing, that I wanted them to be able to concentrate on the heavy stuff that I can’t do and not have to worry about picking up before they can clean. I mean it makes sense to me.
I got up this morning after a restless night, ready to go downstairs and pick up dog toys and much to my delighted eyes, my living room is clean!! No doggy toys and it even looked like it had been vacuumed. I looked closer and sure enough, there was the vacuum. My sweet husband had picked up for me and had vacuumed up the hills of dog hair early this morning before he left for work. I got my coffee with tears in my eyes, so touched by his thoughtfulness.
The only things I have to do are the dishes and make our bed and we are ready for the maids. What a man!! I wouldn’t trade him for the world.