Darkness enveloped the sky drawing its curtain around us, while the rumble of thunder composed a symphony of sound that was carried by on the wings of the wind.
It was only 8 pm, but Michael was fast asleep. Stretched out on his recliner by the window he dozed off while two little puppies wrestled under his chair.
The steady tip-tapping of rain made me want to curl up beside him and fall asleep too, but I had some dishes that needed to be cleared away and some laundry to do for the morning.
I wasn't surprised to see him sleeping like that. I knew he'd be exhausted after the crazy week he just had. Working overtime every night, he was struggling to catch up at work.
And the weekend? It wasn't much better. Since he's been at the shop so much lately, the honey-do list was long and he was determined to get it all done.
He's a hard worker, there's no doubt about that. And weeks like this remind me of just how hard he pushes himself when the going gets tough.
There's a lot of weight on that man's shoulders. In fact I can say that about most husbands I know. Even when they aren't facing deadlines at work, they are dealing with the spiritual and financial responsibilities that come with leading a family.
While many of them appear to have everything under control, most of our husbands would not only appreciate encouragement from us, they would benefit from it.
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