I’ve been giving Michael a bit of a hard time lately because he refuses to take me to see the Nutcracker this Christmas. Not one show. Ever. End of discussion.
I’ve been thinking, though.
I’ve been thinking about how many times my husband emails me a link to neat article he found. Or comes to me excitedly telling me I have to go check out the next scene on a History Channel show he’s watching. Or asks me if I want to see what he’s been building in the garage. Or wants to show me a design project he’s been working on all week for work.
Let’s just say that none of those things really inspires my soul:)
But what I am thinking is that they should–at least a little bit. For Michael’s sake. Because he’s such an open, generous-hearted person that he naturally wants to share his enthusiasm with everyone around him–especially with his wife. How sweet is it that he wants to share something that he finds fascinating? He so actively tries to include me in his life, and I need to learn so much from him on that!
I still hold out a glimmer of hope that Michael will one day take me to see the Nutcracker or sit down and watch “Pride and Prejudice” with me. 🙂 BUT…it’s OK if he doesn’t. And that’s the truth. This whole marriage thing isn’t a contract reading: “I’ll watch Jane Austen if you get more interested in my woodworking hobby.” It’s a, “I’ll spend a little time with you and something new because it’s important to you.”
That’s something you do when you love someone, right?