So, we pull up to the bookstore for our date night. Get out of the car, grab our computers. I ask my darling wife:
“Aren’t you going to get your jacket?”
“No, I don’t think I’ll need it tonight.”
(she always needs a jacket!)
“Really, don’t you want to take it just in case?”
“No, I said I’m fine. I’m fine.”
Into the bookstore, which is as chilly as always. We get our table, set up our computers, and order our drinks. (OK, so we’re not necessarily big on hot, wild dates.)
Just as we’re getting settled in to surf and visit, my sweetheart says,
“You know what? It is pretty nippy in here tonight. (I roll my eyes.) I guess I do need my jacket after all.”
(I mutter)” I told you you’d need it.”
And out to the car I trek to get her jacket, which I had told her to get – twice! I fuss every step of the way. Couldn’t just grab the stupid jacket when you were at the car, could you? Like you’ve never needed your jacket before – only every time!
Across the parking lot to our car. Then I think, for some reason, what if at some point I’m coming here alone, without her? What if the day comes I don’t have her to fetch a jacket for?
Then my fussing turns to, “Thank you God for such a wonderful wife to run errands for. Thank you for the privilege to serve her, and You. Please allow me to keep fetching for her the rest of my life. Please. Thank You!”
She smiles as I help her on with her jacket and give her a kiss on the cheek.
Do you appreciate your errands for your love? Some day you may miss them.
Bob C. – STEPcoach