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Toilet Seats and Dirty Socks
Every woman has her pet-
For many women it may be the simple fact that their husband is always leaving the toilet seat up. This seems to be a common complaint among women. Fortunately, this is one that doesn’t really bother me too much. After growing up in a home with 6 brothers, it was just common knowledge to me that guys don’t put toilet seats down. And really, why should they? Having the seat down is for our convenience, not theirs. How many of us women would be at fault if we had to remember to put the seat up when we’ve finished, so that the men in our family wouldn’t be inconvenienced?
This particular complaint is not a pet-
Here, living in a village in Africa, all our clothes are washed by hand, which means
I have to touch and handle each and every one of my husbands dirty socks, roll them
That is definitely a pet-
Sometimes I feel like asking him to wash his own socks, or to make a remark about
how he really should flip the socks right-
And change it has!
Something happened recently that has been changing my feelings and perspective on
this matter, and it all started when we received word that one of our friends – a
fellow missionary – has died of a heart-
The next time I was doing laundry I found myself thinking about the wife of this man – now a widow. My heart ached for her. I imagined her having to wash her husbands clothes, crying all the while because it would be the last time. I wondered what it would feel like, and suddenly realized that even with how much I loath washing my husbands socks, if he were to die and there would be no more of his clothes to wash – there would be a huge void in my life.
So now, as I turn his socks right-
Every wife has her pet-
Thank you, Lord, that my husband is still alive and with me! And as annoying as these little “peeves” can be to me, thank you that they can also serve as reminders to me of how blessed I am to still have him in my life!