Its easy to sometimes feel like you are alone while going through this journey. After all, you do so many things alone. Things that you would do with your spouse if they were able to be with you but they aren’t. You get stretched in ways you never imagined and responsibilities that were once your spouses are now yours. Any and all issues that come up, no matter what they are, you are the one that has to figure it out and get it resolved. A lot of issues have come up this week from taxes to insurance, its been a lot for me to handle. Usually my husband can chill me out and help me regroup but he’s been unable to make contact for a few weeks now.
Well, he finally was able to call me yesterday and it was sooo good to hear his voice. We were catching each other up on all that had gone on since we last spoke. A lot of random issues had come up while he was away. Most of which had been resolved but our washer still is not working. I was telling him all about how they already replaced two parts and either of them fixed the issue. How we are now waiting on a part from overseas that will take 4-6 weeks and how I had gone in circles with the warranty company trying to get another solution. As I was telling him all this, he was getting so worked out. By the time I finished he said “Give me the number to the warranty company and let me at them babe because thats just ridiculous! I’ll get it handled for you.”
His words stopped me dead in my tracks. He cared. Even from so far away, he was willing and wanting to step in and fight for me. When he said that, a peace came over me. His words brought me so much comfort and made he feel so protected. They reminded me that I am in no way doing this by myself. He may be far away but I still have my pit bull behind me ready to step in when needed. Theres no way I am giving him that number because he will most definitely give them a piece of his mind and it wouldn’t be pretty for anyone haha but just the fact that he wanted to, meant everything.
It only happened yesterday but I have thought about that conversation 100 times already and each time it warms my heart and makes me smile. I am so thankful for that little reminder. One that I will hold on to and reflect back on for a long time. I instantly thanked God for that gentle reminder. Its crazy how in our heads we can get sometimes and not even realize it until someone says or does something like my husband did yesterday. Even though I may be by myself, I most definitely am not alone. Him and I, we’re in this together, forever.