The little things
Posted: Monday, Apr. 08, 2013
Photo by Lora Denton Photography.
Originally from England, Sarah Ryberg has lived in Charlotte for the last 12 years and is a graduate of UNC Charlotte. After two whirlwind weddings - one in Charlotte and another in her homeland - Sarah is settling into married life and learning what it takes to be a Mrs. You can reach Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hubby and I just had a wonderful week together. We didnt do anything special, but a little added sweetness made for the perfect week.
The worst part was that Robert was sick. While I hate seeing hubby sick, I do love taking care of him. Its a way for me to show him how much I care and that I can be there when he needs me. Not to sound like a damsel in distress, but its usually me relying on him (you know, to build furniture or kill a spider). Its nice when I can do something to return the love and help him out.
When he was over the worst of it, I got lots of I love yous, cuddles, and lovey-dovey comments in return. If you know Robert, you will know he isnt the gushy type, which only shows me how much he appreciated me being there. My favourite was a note on our dry-erase board that said I <3 my wife. Sure they were just little comments here and there, but they are rare moments and left me smiling all day.
On top of being sick, Robert had to write a paper for one of his classes. Hes not very confident in his writing abilities, so he asks me to read over his work and offer any suggestions. He is really talented and doesnt even need my help, but I just love that he trusts me enough to ask. Plus, my nerdy-writer side loves sharing my passion with him. I love guiding him through the process and helping him to see how great his ideas are.
As I begin nursing my own sore throat, and a nose as red as Rudolphs, I feel lucky to have hubby taking care of me. Whenever I need him, hes there for me, and I feel blessed to be with someone whos appreciative when Im there for him. It reminds me of how strong our partnership really is and that its the small, unexpected gestures that mean the most. If being together can turn writing a paper or being sick into an unforgettable moment, you know youve found something special!
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