He’s in the kitchen making dinner as I sit down and relax after a long day at work.
I look at him as he’s flipping the turkey burgers and making sure our sweet potato fries don’t burn. He’s attentively looking at the burgers to see if they’re done.
As he pulls the fries out of the oven, I get up to put a sweatshirt on because I know dinner is almost ready and I’m cold.
While in our room, I peer out the door and see him standing in the kitchen plating our dinner.
This brings me back to the time I watched him flip strawberry pancakes at my house after he slept over for the first time. He made them for my mom and I and we both thought they were delicious!
I’m brought back to reality when I see him smile at me and hold up the burgers for us to devour.
I smile back and then face the closest mirror we have examining myself.
Tears begin to roll down my face because I forget to appreciate the small things he does for me. He makes dinner every night because he knows I’m too tired.
He’s trying to start his own business, but it’s taking longer than he thought.
He looks for reassurance from me and asks my opinion on his logo, how his business plan looks and whether or not he should tint his windows so no one can see his tools.
I forget to appreciate him when he runs errands for me. I forget to appreciate him when he wants to hug or kiss me. I forget to appreciate him when he wakes up at 7:00 a.m. just to make me breakfast.
In general, sometimes, we forget to appreciate our significant others because we’re so busy with life. We don’t take time to really look at what’s in front of us. We’re so bogged down about money, getting ahead, etc, that we neglect our significant other. I am a culprit of that.
And, when my husband tries to nestle his head next to mine, I often push him away because I am not affectionate. But, I need to remember that this is just one of the ways he’s showing me how much he loves me.
My husband could be lying around and not doing anything while I make money, but he’s not lazy. I need to appreciate that at the end of the day one of the most important things to him is making me happy.
“I can never do anything right, can I, Hope?” he asks. My heart stops because I know I’ve been acting like a stuck up snob. And, I know I can do better than that.
At the end of the day, I just need to remember to appreciate him and you must stop and do the same.