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It’s the Little Things, Like Folded Underwear

Seeing an oddly shaped stack of my clean, folded underwear brought tears to my eyes. It was a visual reminder of how kind my husband is. After working on TheraSpecs tasks all day on a Sunday, he’d done the dishes and folded the laundry that was decorating our family room. (Chores are normally my task since he’s crazy busy starting two businesses, but things pile up when I’m in a bad migraine spell.) And the guy FOLDED MY UNDERWEAR.

Not to bore you with the details of my undies, but you need a little background to understand why this is so great. For the first 13 years we lived together, I crumpled my underwear and threw it into a drawer. Then Hart’s mom did laundry for us once and folded them, thus introducing me to the wonders of folded underwear (they take up so little space in the drawer! and are so easy to find!). I never told Hart that I’d adopted a new practice and, until this week, when he’s folded laundry, he’s tossed it in a rumpled pile like always.

When I went to grab some underwear off the table, I saw two stacks. One I had folded and another folded, but slightly disheveled stack, which was Hart’s handiwork. It was so sweet I thought my heart would melt. He did his best to fold them, but each pair wound up in a strange, lumpy sort of shape. Because really, folding women’s underwear is not an intuitive thing, especially if you’ve never even worn them. But he tried and I never even asked him to.

People often ask how I manage to cope with such debilitating migraines. Having an incredible husband who does the little things is a huge help. I’d hate to be this mired in migraine without him.

6 Responses to It’s the Little Things, Like Folded Underwear

  1. Virginia Smyres says:

    I have two wonderful sons-in-law who are in the running for “Son-in-law of the year.” Log in next year to see who won!

  2. Martha S. says:

    What a beautiful post!! I’m rejoicing with you over your fabulous hubby. I have one, too, who manages the household tasks when I’m in migraine world.

  3. Wendy says:

    I am so happy to have found your blog and to know I am not alone in this journey, if one would call it that. I too have a wonderful husband who takes care of things when I am down with a migraine. Chronic daily migraine is difficult to understand (even when you are the one afflicted by it)but the love and empathy we can receive from loved ones can mean the world to one who is suffering.

  4. Genny says:

    What a sweet hubby u have! That is a very valuable and precious thing to have. (Along with folded underwear! lol) I know having a spouse who is truely supportive of any and all health conditions can make a world of difference in both coping and living with chronic health conditions.

  5. Lisa says:

    I love this. It’s so incredibly sweet. Thanks for posting–you brought a smile to my face!

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