(hiking in Utah…circa 2007?)
It’s easy for me to take my spouse for granted.
But not yesterday.
Yesterday Aaron saved my bacon and I’m still thinking about how absolutely grateful I am to have him in my life. And not just when he saves the day.
I was on my way to work, late, blasting music trying to wake up when I started hearing a very weird loud noise. I thought it was the ghetto blaster car driving next to me, but when the car turned and the noise only got louder, I realized it was me. I thought maybe my muffler was loose or broken and because I was just about to get on the freeway, I thought I better pull over and make sure nothing was dragging on the ground.
I pulled into a gas station and got out to look at the damage. My back driver side tire was completely flat — as in driving on the rim. Oops. The air was hissing out of the tire. I immediately call Aaron, knowing full well that he has a VERY important meeting in 45 minutes, but I didn’t know what else to do.
In five minutes he was there, changing the tire in his suit pants and tie. Never complaining once. When I apologized for ruining his morning, he shrugged his shoulders. “This stuff happens, don’t worry about it.” Oh I love my husband when he says that.
We laughed a little bit about my reliance on him. I could have called a tow truck. I technically could have changed the tire on my own. But, none of that even entered my mind. I knew he would not just take care of the tire, but he would take care of me, and there is no better feeling in the world.
I don’t mean to come off like a wimp, who can’t do anything without her husband, because what I’m really trying to say is I have complete trust in my partner; for little things like rescuing me when I have a flat tire and really big things like raising children together.
I give him a hard time a lot. Like last night when he started manically spraying the tile grout in our kitchen with windex. ‘What…it’s amonia…it’s like an all-purpose cleaner!’ Riigghhtt….
So thanks babe. Thanks for hanging in there with me. Thanks for saving my bacon. Thanks for being everything I ever needed and so much more. Love you.