My words don’t work all the time

My words don’t work all the time.

I know, it shocked me too. My entire life I have relied on my words. I’ve used my words to convince, to sell, to lie, to win arguments, and occasionally for good. But I have always relied on them, and they have almost always worked. But being married is different.

It turns out, sometimes a wife just wants you to be there. Sometimes, and this is really surprising I know, they don’t want your questions, answers or opinions. Sometimes they just want you to hold them. To listen. To shut up.

I’m a slow learner, but I think I am starting to learn this lesson. One day, I may even remember it when Lindsey needs it– and without a reminder.