He wakes me gently to let me know he’s leaving for work, because he knows that I have a little panic attack when I wake up and he’s not there. He covers me up with the crocheted afghan, because he knows that I get cold even though I insist on sleeping with one foot poking out from under the covers to regulate my body temperature. He leaves my coffee cup on the counter next to the pot, because he knows that while I can function in the morning without coffee, that I do so with only one eye open and it sometimes scares the kids when their mother looks like Popeye. He calls me around lunch time, because he wants to check in and see how my day is going. He always laughs and says “too much” when I ask him how much he loves me on the phone, and I know it’s true. And when I teased him last night at dinner about how lucky he is that his wife is such a fabulous cook and gorgeous to boot, he laughed and agreed. And today I will go about my regular errands to the bank and the grocery store and I will drive to west Dallas to the junk yard to pull a seat belt fastener from a van like his and surprise him with it, because I know he needs one as his doesn’t work properly. And I’ll probably make lentils tonight because I know how much he loves them.
It really is the little things that make us happy. And that’s a big thing.