I had this song stuck in my head when I woke this morning. I'd gone to bed last night knowing that I owed my husband a HUGE Thank You. I promised myself I'd remember when I woke. But - I didn't.
All I could remember was "Tell Him RIGHT NOW!"
I finally remembered and not only will I tell him, I am going to demonstrate by investing my time in his "best interests". I'm going to cut a few things short today to tell him that I love him.
I need to tell him that I appreciate him - for waiting patiently while I take "one more second to do this" (whatever this is or was). I was wrapped up in the Good Mood Blog Job contest most of yesterday and my husband was shoved aside. I think I did it just a few to many times.
I need to tell him that I admire him - for his perseverance and tenacity. In spite of the after effects of his stroke, he keeps pushing to learn how to read. He took off yesterday to walk down the street and enroll in adult reading classes. This is the umpteenth time he's gone to school to relearn reading. He came home because he didn't have the $35 fee. I think I'll help him find it.
I need to tell him that I accept him - with all his flaws and failures. I notice he's been concerned about his inabilities lately. That happens sometimes. He needs to know that I am not repulsed by him, not turned-off by his stilted speech or inability to read and write. He's kinda down himself about that right now. I need to tell him that I love him just the way he is.
I need to tell him right now.
How about you? Is there something you could say or do that would boost your husband's sense of self-worth? Your husband may not be noticeably disabled (like mine) but believe me, he is human and he needs to know that you admire, accept and appreciate him - just as he is.
Why not tell him - right now?