Do you ever wish you had a private area in your home that is just YOURS? A place that nobody will disturb your things?
Just this morning I came into OUR bedroom with OUR laptop and closed the door to concentrate on MY writing when it was not five minutes and OUR dog began scratching the door to come in.
Sharing everything can get stressful!!! I went to get a waffle out of the freezer and screamed some "not right words" as the icepack landed on my foot. I organized the refrigerator on Saturday to welcome new groceries and here it is Friday and is once again disorganized. Why cant he put things back on the right shelf I mumble to myself!
In he walks to get something out of his dresser drawer and I see myself scowl in the mirror across from my bed. He noticed my annoyance and gave me a bewildered look as he cannot figure out what I am upset about. I want to scream you are ruining my concentration but immediately feel guilty. I certainly would not want him to look at me the way I see my reflection looking at him right now!!!
OUR dog Princess is also ruining my concentration as she is laying at the foot of the bed snoring!!! I stopped typing and grabbed my cellphone and began searching my social media to see what all of you were doing and suddenly I found the right words in your stories.
An acquaintance wrote, prayers needed for a friend whose husband had a heart attack driving home from work and has passed away.
Wow!!! This could be me one day!!!!
Suddenly the dog snoring is not so disturbing as I remember just a year ago Kevin and I asked for prayers as she was having a cancerous tumor removed from her back leg. There will be a day I am going to miss the snoring.
I actually have a friend whose husband died suddenly and instantly recalled what she had gone through and how she would love a moment of sharing everything for just another day.
While actions speak louder than words I am not perfect and am going to react to things from time to time. The snoring annoys me at times!!! No!!! I don't want to have to wear shoes when I go make myself a waffle. I do need my space every once in a while. I also know how blessed I am and that there may come a time when I am going to wish these days had not gone by so fast.
It is not nice to lose patience but I am not perfect. Sharing stories are important for reading all of your frustrations makes me feel normal. I think we all can agree there are times we do not want a waffle falling on our foot or someone messing up our stuff.
There are going to be frustrations! Believe me 38 years is a long time to be married and to expect to always see eye to eye is a longshot. There are many words expressed on a daily basis. We made a vow no matter what to always end with an I love you!
We do not know from day to day what it will bring and because I am not perfect I try my best to say I love you to all those I hold dear. It is important to me that those close to me always know even if I may not agree with them that I love them. I don't want to have regrets and somehow those three words are so easy to say and make all the silly frustrations be forgotten.
At the end of every story there are a lot of words that were said but truly I love you are the ones that matter!! I love you are the words that at the end of the day will be remembered.
They are for sure the only right words!