It’s the holiday season and it is so easy to get caught up in all the busyness. I stopped to consider what means something to me, to see if maybe I might be able to apply that to Michael.
Recently, Michael has done a few things that just made me feel good and taken care of. They were simple things, like looking at the car to figure out why the windshield washer fluid was working, which he was able to fix easily. He gets me a cup of hot tea each morning and gets a water bottle ready for me each Sunday morning. He pitches in with my various household chores, when I need help, without me even asking.
These things were actually the impetus for me to stop and consider what I do or can do for him in like fashion. I don’t want to get so caught up in my plans and preparations for Christmas that I overlook the little things.
Sometimes those little things turn into bigger, more time-consuming tasks. One such task is the special folding of his short sleeve t-shirts. I shared a picture not too long ago of a drawer full of these shirts. Well, as I launder any of these shirts, I fold them and put them back in the drawer but mysteriously, about half of the shirts left the drawer without making it to the laundry room. At the end of last week, he found a whole slew of these shirts–way more than what will actually fit in the drawer. Currently, I fold these shirts on the bed but that means leaning over a lot. If you’ve seen any of my recent pictures, you can see why this posturing might hurt my back after a time. (aka I have a large stomach and bending over the bed to fold the shirts for much length of time will hurt my back.) At any rate, I got over half of them folded and put away before my back complained too badly. This was a blessing to my man.
I guess I said all that to say, don’t forget to be considerate in the little things, as you prepare the bigger ones this holiday season. If it isn’t already a habit, considering asking him if he’d like a drink or a snack when you get up to get one for yourself. Just think of one little something you can do to love on him a little bit more. It can be as simple as leaving him a note with his work things, in the car, or even on his pillow.
I hope you will take time to enjoy this wonderful time of year with your loved ones.
Until next time, God bless,