I love the Duke. More and more each day.
I thought DD would be about me learning to do more for the Duke. But you know, it's also taught him about doing more for me...
He's helping out with laundry because I have a hard time reaching the dryer that is built over the washer. He sees something that needs to be done, and does it without my having to ask. If I'm working on something I'm struggling with to do by myself, he'll get up and come and help me before I usually even can ask.
And then there was this Saturday. I was one of the leaders of a church birthday party. The whole church was invited. It was a lot of work, and a lot to do that day. The night before I was doing up curling ribbon and balloons before hand so that decorating would be easier. When the Duke saw what I was doing, and I'd even hid in another room so that he wouldn't feel he'd have to help me, he came and started blowing up balloons so that I could focus on the curling ribbon. I got done so much faster. The next day he helped set up, and tear down, and then when I started to sweep the gym floor, he took the large broom from me and did it.
18 months ago, this would not have been how things played out. If he'd helped me, it would have been because I told him to, or begged him to, and he would have reluctantly.
DD hasn't just helped me help him, it's helped him help me. And I feel so utterly spoiled. He helps because he wants to be there for me, to lighten my load, and to do things for me just because he loves me.
Duke, THANK YOU, for seeing not just what I ask of you, but really seeing down to what I need. Thank you for helping, even if I don't think so ask. You are making me start to see that I do have value, and that I am worthy of you. I love you so much.
- The Duke's Deductions:
You are very welcome EsMay. EsMay helps me as well a lot. She really helped me when I had a headache last week. It was a very painful migraine and I couldn't think and was throwing up. She took care of me and set me up for the day before she left for work so I had what I needed. I felt very loved. As I feel more responsible in DD, I think I end up feeling more responsible for life in general, and more responsible in our marriage, which is probably why EsMay is seeing these changes.