A few weeks ago was my mom’s birthday and and this year is like last year and the year before. I thought about her all day and the things I miss. I don’t plan it that way but sometime during the day the date will enter my mind and the thoughts start. Have you ever noticed it’s the little things you miss the most. Mom’s French Toast, the way she sat in the chair watching TV, bingo on Friday’s.
This then brings Don to my mind and all the things I love about him. It also brings the little annoyances to the surface. You know those little things that just bug you and you think you’re going to pull your hair out if it happens again. The next time you run across one of those little annoyances stop and think, is this something I’m going to miss if he wasn’t here? You’ll probably find out the answer is yes and I’m sure there are things that annoy him as well.
I get annoyed when Don puts something on the shelf where I put my soda bottle or when I’m communing with the dogs and he’s in another room and calls them. Of course they’ll run to him. When that happens and I’m ready to scream I realize those are a couple of those little things I’d miss and soon I’m smiling about it and thanking God he’s here to annoy me with it. It’s those little things that remind me I’m not alone and there’s someone willing to share their life with me, annoyances and all.
Don, I love you and don’t want you to change any little thing you do, no matter how much I complain about it. Just keep on bugging me and I’ll keep smiling and loving you more.
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