I don’t have to go far to find an act of kindness that sticks out to me. I can just look across the living room at my wife. To say that she has risen above and beyond what I could ever have expected would be an understatement.
When I came down with cancer in March of 2016, we knew that it was going to be a long treatment and recovery. My wife, Janeen, would be my caregiver through this process. That puts a tremendous weight on her shoulders. Now you have to realize that she works a full time job (40 hours a week), and she also works apart-time job in the evenings (which she loves) at a local restaurant 4 nights a week. She is a very busy lady. Plus she loves to do crafty things, and is constantly being asked to sew or make something for someone, especially now around the holidays. A very busy lady.
Now, all the household chores are dropped in her lap, plus taking care of my medications, and making sure all my needs are taken care of. Usually, I do most of the household chores, and I can’t do much of that even now. About all I can do is load and unload the dishwasher. So cleaning, laundry, vacuuming, taking out the trash – it all falls on her. On top of the two jobs and crafts.
And she has been nothing short of amazing. She is up to the task.. I think God has given her an extra shot of stamina and grace through this period, because she has done above and beyond what I could ever expect. Kindness – over the hill kindness. She has instilled a hope in me for a great future as I continue to heal and get stronger. We will beat this thing together.
In response to the Hope Gone Viral prompt