Hubby’s first job was as a bricklayer (until he was 25 and became a cop) and he had a real talent for it. The walls he built out of brick were things of beauty. (And speaking of “beauty”, let me just tell you that there was nothing more “beautiful” to me than my tall, muscular, tanned bricklayer boyfriend and then husband!)
But, Hubby has told me that building a plain brick wall is the easy part — building an opening in the wall, like the door, is harder.
Fast forward 40+years.
A few weeks ago, I was having a bad day. I had gained a pound and the 25 lbs. I’ve kept off for three years suddenly seemed to have a mind of its own — it would not be forgotten! It was going to come back whether I wanted it to or not.
Hubby asked me why I was moping around and I told him that I thought I was probably going to quit Weightwatchers because it wasn’t working for me any more — I’d hit a brick wall. I not only wasn’t losing more, but I was gradually putting back on the pounds I’d previously lost. He said some sympathetic things and when I cheered up a little he went ahead and left to run some errands.
When Hubby returned he came into the bedroom where I was reading and announced that he was going to join Weightwatchers! Good thing I was sitting down.
But, I immediately knew what he was doing. Because he wants me to be happy and I am definitely happier slimmer, he was going to join what I’m sure he’s probably always thought of as a “girl’s club” even though there are a few men who belong. But he was willing to do it because he knows that anything in our life that has been hard has been made easier if we did it together.
So, today Hubby will be going to Weightwatcher with me. And they’ll tell him what he already knows — he does need to lose weight.
I don’t know if Hubby will stay with this. If he does, I know he’ll be pleased with the results.
But, no matter what, I will always remember that when I hit a brick wall, Hubby wanted to help me by building a door in it for me.
Funny how love works that way.
p.s. Hubby has told me we will be driving separately because he is not going to go to lunch with the “girls” afterward. 🙂