Wednesday, August 31, 2011

What Is True Love?

After being married for 17 years, you'd think I'd know what love is all about.  Except I keep learning, keep trying new things, keep giving, keep TRYING.  He drives me crazy sometimes, but I truly do love him.  I think last night I proved it, once and for all.

I have an awesome pillow.  It is shaped funny and one of those that is supposed to stay cool no matter what, which is good for me considering the amount of hair I have.  I ADORE this pillow.  I've had it for three months and have slept fairly good since I got it.  Well, Mr. R's pillow, to put it plainly, sucks.  He's been home for a week and has been short and kind of angry because he's not sleeping very well.  At 10:30 last night, he said, "Can I try your pillow?"

Uhhh...what?  You want MY PILLOW?

"Please?  So I can see if it works as good for you as it does for me?"

I seriously had to think about it.  If I don't sleep well, that means I'm going to be a grouch and I'm working, while he's off this week.  And it was too late to run to the store and just buy a second one.  No, this mean real sacrifice, peeps; if he got my pillow, I'd be without.  Of course, I gave in, and let him use my pillow; and I swear that man was asleep within two minutes.  I slept ok...not as great as usual, and I got up at 5:45 to make sure Missy and Tiger were up in time to catch the bus.  It's now almost 8am, and the man is still sleeping.  Guess my pillow worked for him, too.

So.  What have you done lately for your loved one, that required you to give something up that you really wanted?  Was it a tv show, or the last cup of coffee?  Was it moving somewhere you didn't want, or keeping a job you didn't like in order to support that person?  Tell me!

1 comment:

Randal, Erin & our 5 sweet Girlies said...

Sarah, you are so sweet & funny! You make me laugh & awwwww & I love you! : ) That really *is* true love & sacrifice when it comes to Mama's sleep! I'll have to be thinking about what I have done to sacrifice for my loves & get back to you! Such a great thing to think about! It reminds me of all that my Savior has done for me & I want to sacrificially love & serve my precious family too! Thanks for the great thought provoking question!