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13 August 2006 @ 10:35 pm
Nice but not pain free day  
I had plans to visit my friend Becca in the city today but woke up at 4 am with a splitting headache. My meds had worn off. I finally got up and took Tylenol, because I wanted to be safe to drive. Didn't work but I did get back to sleep. I woke up to my alarm and a still raging headache. I tried to imagine driving to Becca's apartment but just couldn't imagine it. The sunlight alone would have blinded me.

I was crying for a bit, feeling really sorry for myself. I hadn't been able to spend any real time with her in quite awhile.

Finally when I heard Dave get up I asked him to call and let her know I wouldn't be coming. He offered to drive me. So we were getting off to a late start and I called to let her know we'd arrive a bit later. Upon finding out that I had a migraine she let me know that her husband was having a group of friends over, thinking she originally was coming to my house or that we'd be out. It wasn't going to be a good (ie quiet) situation for me if I had a migraine.

Since she didn't have the use of a car and transit would take so long we were in a quandary but then Dave said he could pick her up.

Our final arrangement was Dave going to pick her up and dropping her at the transit station in a nearby city for the quickest connection home.

Have I said lately that I am married to an incredibly sweet man? I had a wonderful day in spite of this pain because of his willingness to go literally out of his way on a Sunday, a day I know he usually treasures his free time and solitude.

I love you, honey.
 
 
 
KaliSurferkali_surfer on August 14th, 2006 10:46 pm (UTC)
Dave is a keeper!!!! I too feel this way in my marriage and do like to go the extra mile without being asked, kind of like seva for the spouse and I do think this kind of service helps an individual soul grow, not to mention the marriage also. Marriage as a spiritual practice, hey, lets start a healthy cult!
Tapatitapati on August 15th, 2006 11:06 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes, I've always been of the opinion that marriage (indeed all relationships) are opportunities for spiritual practice. It's one thing to sit in solitude and imagine good will to all. It's another to live with someone day in and day out and be presented with all of their faults and irritations and STILL wish them well and back that up with action!

And Dave is certainly a keeper. :)