JUST FOR FUN - Lift the Lid on Love by Phil
This October Pam and I will celebrate 32 years of wedded bliss. We’ve certainly had our share of highs and lows, “for betters and worses”, and “in sickness and in health” moments. When all is said and done, we’ve learned that love should be “said” often and “done” even more. Sometimes it’s the little actions that speak volumes. For instance…
Pam came from a family of girls where I learned early on that the potty seat better be down if you value your life. Pam’s dad was even banished to a bathroom in the basement, (although with a wife and four daughters, that may have been a personal choice - an oasis of peace and solitude). Anyhow, my personal preference is for both the seat and lid to be down when not in use. (This makes the accidental dropping of items a much less damp and frustrating experience, and it just looks better!) From the early days of our marriage, Pam has shown her love and respect for me by leaving the lid down. It is appreciated more than she knows!
The last few years I knew it was time for a change. Pam’s mobility is more of a struggle, especially at night, so I decided it would be easier for her if the lid was left up (gasp!) on our bathroom potty so she wouldn’t have to maneuver her walker and the lid at the same time. Now, I make sure before I go to bed (and the three or four times I’m up at night) to leave the lid up. (Stop rolling your eyes ladies. I’m a guy and our bathroom habits are hard to change.)
Are these big sacrifices? Nope. But a toilet lid that is down in the day and up at night is a sign to both of us that we are respected and appreciated. And isn’t putting others first one of the keys to healthy relationships?
I couldn’t think of a Bible verse for this one,so I’ll just have to paraphrase a bit -
Flowers fade, candy will soon be eaten,
But the love of a lifted lid stands forever.
Living the Loving Life,
Phil and Pam
PS. If you come to our house and leave the lid up… I’ll pray for you.