Well, the new computer was driving me crazy yesterday - doing weird things and not being able to get anything done. Bad news when I really need the thing working properly to be able to get any work of any kind done for school.
So, I did what every self-respecting wife would do: I called my hubby up at work and proceeded to whine! :)
Sweetheart that he is, he did take some time to see what was going on, though he didn't find an actual fix until about 10:30pm last night. Can I tell you have appreciative I was? I was ready to send my brand new laptop back, it was driving me that crazy, and just the thought of not being able to have a computer that really works available for another 2-3 weeks had me in tears.
This is not to tell you about my computer woes, but to demonstrate the wonderful dimensions of being in a loving marriage. My husband has so many strengths that I don't have - he's far more patient than I am, he's an incredible listener, he is way more technologically savvy than I am, and the list could go on from there. He had homework to do last night, for a test coming up on Thursday, and yet he took the time to take care of my problem because he knew that I probably wouldn't be able to get it fixed on my own and that I needed it for school today.
This does work both ways. I tend to be more goal driven, and product oriented than he is, which balances his (*ahem*) organizational and planning weaknesses well. He likes (at least most of the time) that I keep us on track for where we want to head and keep our finances straight.
We hold each other up. We carry each other through. We are the unconditional support that each other need to make it through the tough, trying times.
I am always frustrated when I hear people say marriage is 50/50. It's not.
He gives 100% all the time and I give him 100% all the time.
That doesn't always mean that we 'evenly' divide the chores and childcare and income earning responsibilities. It means picking up the slack some someone can rest when they're sick, concentrate on a school project, or get through an emotional, physical or spiritual problem. It means holding each other's hand and crying when that is needed. It means sharing our joys and sorrows.
And yes, it means putting up with a cranky spouse who isn't necessarily technologically savvy! And fixing her computer in spite of the amount of work he had to do himself.
I am so blessed!
And I hope you are too!