six words

February 6, 2014

I’ve been having a lot on my plate lately with projects at work, reports to settle, a home to upkeep, my family to love especially my two D’s (no pun intended). When I get asked at interviews how I juggle, I tell the truth. There’s no recipe, there’s no manual so everyday is just a learning process. Who knows if you’re doing the right thing or not! If it works for you, then that’s the right thing for you.

I’m a pretty cheerful person so I don’t usually get mentally exhausted since I’m always thinking positive. But one thing you can’t fake is how your body feels. No matter how you motivate it, if your body’s tired, it’s just tired. And you can’t ignore or mask fatigue.

Today I was extra tired that when I got home, I just couldn’t talk. Daniel entertained himself for a while until he got tired and slept (bless him!). I had a quick shower, can’t even remember if I used soap. Then performed jemaah prayers with Dean. It’s a routine that I sit there behind him until he finishes making his doa, then he’ll turn around and I’ll kiss his hand.

Today, out of the blue, he turned to me in my telekung, “I’m so lucky to have you.”

Suddenly all the body aches I was feeling just danced away and it was as if rainbows appeared before me. I got reminded that whatever I was doing to juggle work and family, Dean always appreciates and it made everything so so worth it. So husbands, if you’re reading this, take time to show your wife some appreciation for all the effort she makes. It took Dean two seconds to utter six simple words, but it meant the world to me.