I love being a wife. The following story is from a post I wrote for my blog. If you enjoy a good cup of coffee, I think you’ll really enjoy this sweet, funny story. I think you’ll enjoy it even if you don’t drink coffee!
I really enjoy drinking coffee in the morning, my husband does too. It all started with a gift I received at my bridal shower many years ago! When Jim and I got married, I was 19 and he was 27. I wanted to be the perfect little house wife! I would get up and make breakfast every morning before Jim would head off to work. He has always been a welder, so oatmeal and cereal aren't good breakfast options when you have a physically demanding job. I would fry up bacon and eggs, and fix toast with butter and jelly. I received the cutest little 4-6 cup percolator as a gift at my bridal shower, so every morning I would make coffee. I remember asking Jim what he took in his coffee, and he said "milk and sugar." So it began, every morning, no matter what I cooked for breakfast, Jim and I had one or two cups of coffee, we both added milk and sugar.
As the years came and went so did the coffee makers! Larger percolators, Mr. Coffees, the percolators were my favorite because I liked the bubbly, gurgling noises they made! Jim stopped putting milk in his coffee, you never know what I want in my coffee, sometimes cream sometimes not, always sugar (use to be Equal, then Splenda, now Truvia). Anyway no matter what we ate for breakfast, we always had a cup or two (maybe more) of coffee! We usually prepare the coffee the night before and set the delay brew button, that way, when we wake up the coffee is ready. I always say it’s like magic! I love waking up to the smell of a fresh pot of coffee! We use good old Folgers, not the flavored kind!
About five years ago, Jim and I were taking a walk. We were talking about all kinds of things, and we both agreed that we didn’t really have any bad habits, we were glad we didn't smoke cigarettes, and he had stopped dipping many years before. Jim said the only thing we both needed was coffee in the morning. Then he said that was my fault! I looked at him and said "What do you mean my fault?" Jim replied, “You made coffee every morning and set a cup for me on the table with my breakfast.” So he thought I must be a big coffee drinker, he didn't want to hurt my feelings since we had just gotten married, so he drank it! Well, I started laughing hard. You know the kind where you double over laughing. When I stopped laughing like a hyena, and got my breath back, I told him that I just knew he drank coffee since he was older than me. Both of my parents drank coffee, my grandparents drank coffee his parents drank coffee. Besides all that, I got the cutest little percolator for a gift at my bridal shower, and so that must mean that you drink coffee once you're married!
Well then Jim started laughing, not like a hyena, but pretty hard. So when he stopped laughing, he said to me, "You mean all these years we've been drinking coffee, it wasn't because you were already a coffee drinker, but because we received a percolator as a wedding gift?" To which I laughingly replied, "Pretty much!" I really enjoy my cup of coffee even more now, because I think back how Jim would drink it, not because he was a coffee drinker, but because he thought I was. I hope your day is filled with blessings, go and make some happy memories with your loved ones!
Genesis 2:21-24 So the Lord God cast a deep sleep on the man, and while he was asleep, he took out one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. The Lord God then built up into a woman the rib that he had taken from the man. When he brought her to the man, the man said: "This one, at last, is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; This one shall be called 'woman,' for out of 'her man' this one has been taken." That is why a man leaves his father and mother and clings to his wife, and the two of them become one body.