Prompt One of our 14 day series is to write about a kind deed your spouse did for you.
Hello and welcome to our first prompt of our 14 Days of Remembering to Love series!
Prompt 1: Describe a past good deed from your spouse that really meant a lot.
The first thing to come to mind for me was a time when Rich and I were married for a little less than a year. I’ve mentioned before how I demonstrate the housekeeping habits of a teenage boy. Well, never was this more true than when we were first married and for the first time I discovered that the non-cleanliness of my past apartments had a lot more to do with me and a lot less to do with my roommates than I had ever before suspected (sorry about that guys).
The fact that we didn’t have a dishwasher didn’t help matters one bit.
It wasn’t an uncommon occurrence to have our dishes tragically ignored; transforming our kitchen into a neglected dirty dish swamp.
Source: Wild Cleaning
On one particular occasion, we had used up all our dishes . And I’m not using the term “all” casually here. I literally mean every single dish, pot and even knife we owned was dirty (our knives played second string to our forks once they were all dirtied). I was feeling busy and overwhelmed with school and work and our kitchen was just the thing to put me over the top one Thursday night.
During this time, Rich was in a one year intense training program to be a medical technician. They were blasted with information all week and then had really difficult tests every Friday.
So, it being Thursday night, I knew it would be selfish of me to ask Rich to do the dishes since my schedule was more open than his at the time.
So I didn’t ask. I didn’t even hint. We were both up late that night studying, so I fully expected to clear the soiled wasteland the next day myself.
Imagine my surprise, my delight, my euphoric glee when I awoke the next morning to a sparkling clean kitchen! No dirty pot, spoon or bowl in sight.
At this point, this probably doesn’t sound that miraculous. So your husband did the dishes, big deal! What you don’t know is that he had to be on campus that day at 6:00am. So after studying until about midnight, he woke up at 4:00am (4:00am!!) just to surprise me by doing the dishes (the nature of the task was such that it required more than an hour to complete the job).
It was unbelievably selfless of him and I’ve never forgotten it.
Ok, so there’s mine, now it’s your turn! What is a kind deed your spouse has done for you in the past that meant a lot to you?
Remember, even thinking it in your mind can help fill your love tank. So even if you don’t comment- think about it!