My baby has been a bit sick recently. So last night I thought I would treat her to a nice long massage. I used to do it all the time, and I still do it sometimes. But, spending an hour taking care of no-one but her gave me back something I’d momentarily forgotten.
Last night, I got to look into the eyes of someone who knows they are really loved, someone who loves like that back. To me that was worth working my fingers to the bone. The paradox is, only selflessness can get you this reward.
I have a new personal goal, make more of my personal goals about what she needs, not just what I need. I guess this is why marriages are about growth.