In the midst of it all

Well I finally made it through my first semester back at school. And now I'm sitting here, sipping some hot chocolate, wearing a mud facial, constantly checking Brad's temperature, and reflecting on this past week. 
If you would have asked me at the start of the week my plans for the remainder of the week, I most likely would have said something along the lines of: take my finals every morning, then go to work, come home, bake some Christmas cookies, and order Christmas gifts. Those plans seem to have only been a dream. 
Two added trips to the doctor and a very sick husband kept me on my toes. I've actually been wanting to make my first post earlier this week, but just couldn't find the time. So here we are, 10 o'clock Friday night, and I found a small window in my week to try and share some sort of hope, even during times like this. First let me start by saying that I have been battling abdominal pain this week and we aren't quite sure what Brad has. This has been the first time in our relationship where we have both been ill at the same time. It hasn't been fun, I won't try to sugar coat it in any way, but the effort we both gave in taking care of each other was unlike any normal day. A true, selfless act of unconditional love. And might I just add how easy it is to fall in love with your spouse all over again. Especially when you feel cared for and loved. 
This goes for any relationship. I'll be the first to admit that I should say "I care about you" or "I love you" more to my family, friends, and loved ones. But it's more than just words, it's actions too. I find myself asking these questions and maybe we should all ask ourselves these questions...Do my parents know how much I appreciate them? Do my friends know how much I care for them? Does my spouse know how much I love them? No matter how busy we find ourselves, it's always worth it to show those loved ones that in the midst of it all, we're still thinking about them.