Monday, January 8, 2007

Signs of a Loving Marriage

I stumbled into the kitchen this morning all prepared to clean and fill our new coffee pot, as part of my regular morning routine. “If Daddy ain’t happy then nobody’s happy!” I’ve mentioned before that we received this wonderful java maker from my in-laws for Christmas. It’s only draw back is that it takes a long time to clean and set up… quite a few parts to wash and dry. But, I need would like my coffee so over to the machine I went. Low and behold, not only was the machine cleaned, it was refilled and had been programmed to go off before I got up. A full pot of the sweet nectar had already been brewed; fresh and piping hot.

Now I know it couldn’t have been the Helper – he’s talented, but can’t reach the counter yet. So it must’ve been the Mommy. A sweet, beautiful, Goddess on her third day of an eight day work stint. And, have I mentioned, she’s been getting home between 2 and 3 a.m. each night!

I don’t know how people go through life alone… without a Ying to your Yang. Keep all your cards, gifts and terms of endearment – actions speak louder than words! Simple acts of thoughtfulness are what make a marriage work. I’m glad she’s the co-captain on our team. I would not be who I am without her and her support, love, and kindness. Thanks honey – I need to go get another cup before the little people rise.


Angel said...

It's nice, those little things. Hubby and I do them too and always appreciate them. Like sometimes he bathes the kids for no reason and tells me to relax or something.

And I will take care of the garbage on garbage night or clean up the dog poop or something else he would normally do. Those are the little things that add up to what keeps a marriage going.

Anonymous said...

As a coffee addict, I love your wife.

I set the pot the night before... for myself and the hubster.

Amanda said...

You're up before the little ones, aren't you a lucky guy?!
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