Ever heard a widow or widower lamenting the last words they said to their spouse? Angry words, careless words, or a grunt when they could, and should, have said more. Or, maybe they are haunted by what they left unsaid, or what they left undone. I’ve heard women say they wish they had dirty socks to pick up again, and men say they wish she was there to interrupt the football games. I’ve also heard both sexes wish to be awakened again by snoring or cover stealing in the middle of the night
Much of what we make a big deal about really is not such a big deal if we will step back and look at it. Those things that drive us crazy today we would give anything to “suffer through” again if our spouse were gone. I’m not suggesting we should ignore things because our bride might die, but I think we can gain some important perspective by thinking about what life would be like without her.
My suggestion is to complain a bit less, put up with a bit more, and pull her close tonight and tell her how much you appreciate her.