Friday, March 9, 2018
All worth it! (SOL18 #9)
I couldn't have done it without you. Thank you.
It's amazing what hearing those words will do when you have gone out of your way to be helpful. I am a person who will do anything to help anyone. I give and give until I have nothing left, and I wouldn't have it any other way. Last night was one of those nights where I gave until I had nothing left.
My husband needed help on a project that he was put on for work. Long, boring story short, he needed a person to read off a WHOLE lot of numbers and information to him. Though not my idea of a fun night, I agreed to help because I would do anything for him. So there I sat reading these numbers to him. At first I was able to multi-task and took some time to comment on blogs while reading off the numbers with few mistakes. As the minutes turned to hours, I lost my ability to multitask and I began to nod off to my new strange lullaby; the sound of his fingers hitting the keyboard. With every forceful tap of "enter" I would awake and give him the next number. It seemed as though this list would NEVER end. My eyes watered up staring at the bright screen. I looked in the corner of the laptop and saw the time, 11:45. I hadn't seen 11:45 since New Years Eve. I certainly hadn't planned to see anything past 11 on a school night.
But I couldn't leave him hanging. He needed my help, and as I said, I give until I have nothing left.
Finally as we hit the last row of data to be entered, I closed my computer and began to get the coffeemaker ready to make an extremely strong cup for the next morning. That's when I heard it...
"I couldn't have done this without you. Thank you."
All worth it.