“Ugh, I have so much to do today when I get home from work,” is what my husband said to me As he was leaving the house this morning to make is 2.5 hour one way drive to a job site he had to be on today.
I asked him if he was going to have a long day today, he replied, “most likely”.
I honestly felt really bad for him. He has been working a lot of weekends and hasn’t had time to do yard work and what nots. I have been busy as well with my schedule and the kids.
Today, after I got done feeding the animals, I said a silent prayer. I asked God to please relieve some of the overwhelming stress off of my husband’s shoulders. He is such a hardworking man who loves and provides for his family to no end.
God whispered in my ear, “why don’t you cut the grass?”
I thought to myself…. I guess I could do that. Oh but I may not have enough time. The yard is thick, I still have my chores to do, I need to work on my new song, then I have to go get the kids.
God replied, “Get as much done as you can, you can always finish later. A little bit is better than nothing.”
I thought, you know what, you’re right. My chores can wait until later. I want to do anything I can to relieve some stress off of my hunny.
So I cut the yard, well most of it. Then, I went to pick up the kids, came home and helped the kids with their homework, finished the yard and left to take my son to football practice.
On the kitchen table I left a note that read, “don’t worry about the yard darling boo, I took care of it for you. Just fire up the grill and chill.”
As I have stated before, marriage isn’t about rainbows and butterflies. It’s about having each other’s backs. It’s about picking up the slack for your spouse when they need it. It’s about working together.
I remember one night coming home from my daughter’s gymnastics practice. It was almost 8 o’clock. I picked up pizza because I knew I wouldn’t have time to make dinner. I walked through the door and my husband had finished putting the laundry away, put the dishes away, and fed all of the animals for me. I didn’t have time to finish when I left and was going to finish when I got home.
I thanked him like crazy and told him he didn’t have to do all of that. He replied, “well, it wouldn’t be fair for you to come home so late and have to do it all.”
That is a marriage. That is love.
As my kids always say when they are helping around the house “TEAM WORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK!”