I'm keeping things short and sweet this week. It has been a pretty massive week and I'm ready for bed at 9:30pm....oh wait that's normal for me! But the main reason it's been a big week is because Ez has not been well. I won't go in to details, but I think we all know how hard it can be when your partner is not 100% - it's no fun for anyone, and unfortunately life doesn't just stop because we get sick.
I hate seeing him not feeling his best, and he hates it even more because he can't go at his usual 110% speed. Some days I have been a great supportive wifey, cleaning up and doing everything I can for him, other days I just join in and can't be bothered doing anything and we watch tv all night and go to bed. But waking up to a messy house with piles of dishes and dirty washing is no fun at all.
Whenever Ez is unwell though, it actually makes me appreciate him even more, in a weird roundabout way. Because I need to step it up in doing a lot more to try and look after him and let him rest, it makes me realise how much he usually does for me any other day of the week. It's a good opportunity for me to shift my perspective when I'm frustrated at having to do another lot of dishes (I really hate dishes now that we don't have a dishwasher in our rental) and I can just think how lucky I am that normally we do dishes together, or cook and clean together - just the fact that I have a husband who puts in just as much as I do (if not more) is something I never want to take for granted.
So pretty much whether things are going great for you, or you're going through a tricky few days, weeks, or months, always try to shift your perspective to the positive. Things may suck at the moment, but never take your partner for granted, because I know I wouldn't be the person I am today without Ezra, and through the good times and the bad I want to always be grateful for him and all he does for me.