Please, if you feel the need to barf due to the major cheesiness of this post, feel free to do so, I don't blame you. But I thought I'd share about a little moment that just happened. It might seem silly to anyone else, but it's one I'll cherish forever nonetheless.
Adam offered to prep my lunches for the week. He made me honey glazed salmon with quinoa and brown rice, and asked me to pack it into containers. As I was doing so, I couldn't find the lid to one of the tupperware (typical in our household for some reason, no matter how much we try to organize the damn pantry), and eventually started getting annoyed (it was a long work day). With the coolness that Adam so graciously possesses at all times, he offered me a different container with a matching lid and told me to transition the meal from the lid-less container (I need to remember to find the lid first, before putting food in the container) to it. As I made my way over to the sink to wash the now-dirty-lid-less container, my husband interjected, "Just leave it in the sink, I'll wash it."
I stood over the sink for a moment, awed by him, before I picked up the sponge and started washing. "No, it's okay. But thanks babe. It's the least I can do. You've done enough for me."
"But I always want to do more. I could never do enough for you."
I was in disbelief. But not for the reason you might think.
The thing is, I wasn't in disbelief because Adam was sweet enough to offer to wash the container for me, because he really is that kind of person. He's so incredibly selfless, thoughtful, and caring, so that aspect of it was no surprise. I was in disbelief because of his devotion. His unyielding, unconditional devotion to me. And on top of that, his selfless desire to be devoted.
You see, that's what marriage is all about. It's about choosing to be devoted to someone, whether or not you want to be. It's about choosing to be devoted selflessly, without expecting anything in return. And when you do it with love - well - that's when magic happens.
So did a thoughtful gesture seem so little anymore? Absolutely not. In fact, it made my night. It was the highlight of my day. And after all these years, I'm still in disbelief that this man is mine to keep.
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