I like this - I will add one. When I was pregnant with our daughter, I had a picture perfect pregnancy. Healthy, not sick at all, etc. But during labor I contracted strep in my blood stream (likely at the hospital.) I was VERY sick, my temperature shot to 108 degrees and I was admitted for an emergency C-section. Luckily, the infection did not have time to reach our daughter and she was fine - but I was not. They had to keep me on the strongest antibiotics available for days and the fluids they had to use to keep my veins from collapsing made me swell up like a pumpkin. I looked horrible - and felt worse.
My husband stayed by my side around the clock. He took care of our daughter and me. He bathed me, fixed my hair - and even tried to help me put on some makeup because he knew it made me feel better. He was only 23 but he stepped up like a champ. He made me feel beautiful even when I had to look like death warmed over and fed and bathed our daughter even when he was exhausted from working all day just to give me a chance to rest. The gentleness and care he displayed in the six months or so after our daughter was born made my love for him deepen dramatically. Another time was after I'd received a big promotion at work - he stopped at a Best Buy and bought me a top of the line computer. He knew I'd never spend that kind of money on myself and wanted me to know how proud of me he was. Thank you for the idea Crushed - it made me smile too.
BS - Female
Married 27 years, one adult child DD May 2016 “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” - V Frankl