I was kind of excited about today’s dare. Well this morning I started the day off with taking my son to the doctors. He hurt his foot yesterday playing soccer and he sworn it was broken, so I took him in to get it checked out. Turns out it was just bruised and that was a relief.
This gave me enough time to get away from the house and my wife and older children had to work so I had the house to myself. I only had a small window because I had to work from 4pm -12am and my 2nd marriage counseling appointment was at 1pm. I began in the bedroom, with making the bed, putting away some clothes, and cleaning off her night stand. Then I made my way into the kitchen, where I did the dishes, went through old mail and wiped down all the counters. But, this is not unique, because I have been doing stuff like this since reading “The Love Dare”. Before I used to come home from work and the first thing I might say is, “What did you guys do today; the house is still a mess?” Which by the way I know is definitely not the appropriate response. Now when I get home instead of complaining about something to my wife, I just look around to see what might needs to be done and I do it. The funny thing is where before I minded it, now I don’t. I don’t mind it because I love my wife and if I can make her day easier by helping out, then I’m there. Finally, I put a couple of different dishes out for them to cook for dinner before I left for my appointment.
Well I left for my appointment and it was a very good session. I think we accomplished a lot. I was on fire about the book and was telling her since seeing the moving and starting, “The Love Dare” I have been more at peace with myself and it has helped me gain a totally new understanding what love is all about. I left her with this quoted from Day 7: “Your spouse is a living, breathing, endless book to read. Dreams and hopes have yet to be realized. Talents and abilities may be discovered like hidden treasure. But the choice to explore them starts with a decision by you.”
After I left my wife text me asking where I was and I told her on my way home. When I arrived, she was in bed taking a nap. But the neat thing was she got into bed under the covers, but it kind of looked like she took some extra care not to mess the bed up to much. It was great. Well, before I left for work I put some drops in her eyes and gave her a kiss good bye, and yes I told her I loved her. I may just be imagining things but we will see. Just taking it one step at a time, one day at a time. It feels good. God Bless all of you.
Stan, this sounds like an excellent day! very happy for you!