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Appreciation for my Husband

I am most appreciative for the love and support my husband provides. Unfortunately, I’m not the most optimistic person in the world and sometimes my health really brings me down. It’s tough to wake up day after day feeling like an old lady with tight muscles and aching bones. I try not to complain, (my husband actually has no idea how often I hold it in), but every once in awhile I pity myself ever so slightly.

On those days when I can’t bear the pain I put on comfy pajama bottoms or sweatpants and crawl under the covers of my fluffy bed. My husband never complains that I need to rest. In fact, most of the time he follows me upstairs, lights a few candles, dims the lights and searches for a book or magazine for me to read.

He works in the home office while I’m upstairs, but every so often he wanders back into the bedroom to check on me. When I don’t feel good he reminds me that a) I’m alive and b) I’m not suffering from an incurable illness.

When times are tough, and they aren’t always easy, he’s the best person in the world to have around. I can’t count the number of times that he’s brought a smile to my face when my eyes and cheeks are filled with tears. Somehow he always knows the perfect thing to say.

I cannot imagine my world without him. His very presence in this world makes it a better place and I am so appreciative of the time I get to share with him.

I never take a moment for granted with him and thank God every day for injecting him into my life.

*Reverb10, Prompt #14 – What’s the one thing you have come to appreciate most in the past year? How do you express gratitude for it?

One Frugal Girl

Monday 20th of December 2010

@Jerry - Thanks for your kind words. Insurance covers some things, but I seek a lot of treatment that isn't consistent with western medicine. Most of my acupuncture and massage therapy costs are not covered.

Jerry

Friday 17th of December 2010

It sounds like you have a great man by your side. I'm sorry about your illness. Is it something that your insurance is covering treatment for so money worries aren't also on your plate? I hope so. I hope the coming days lead to some peace and more comfort for you.