Day 1223 – How I Honored My Husband Through Laundry Baskets

I’ll start this post with a little story.

It was the day Bret and I registered for our wedding gifts, a few months before our wedding. No…we need to go further back. Bret, as you may know, was a Marine. One thing that’s important is that their rooms are kept clean. Some guys would have a laundry basket. Not Bret. To make his job of cleaning even easier, he would do a few things that most people wouldn’t. He only had 1 fork, 1 spoon, 1 knife, 1 plate, etc. He’d reuse them during the day. He didn’t use a laundry basket, he used an empty drawer in his dresser. Ok…now we’re caught up….so when we were registering, I wanted to register for a laundry basket and he figured we’d just use a drawer. I really didn’t think we could get away with that….I figured between the two of us, we’d make a lot of laundry. We spent a good while (who knows now…it could have been 15 minutes or 30 minutes…) looking at laundry baskets…and “discussing” what we wanted/needed….and finally we found these drawers, with holes AND handles. It was a perfect compromise. Drawers for Bret, handles/baskets for me.

The lesson I learned through this was that you learn a LOT about your soon to be spouse when you register. It was quite an experience since we both came from very different view points on “stuff.” So, brides, register with a humble and light heart. You’re marrying your life partner…the stuff helps you in your journey…but it’s not what makes the journey. Listen to his wisdom and compromise. Also remember you’ll look back and wonder what the big deal was back then. (As I do right now!)

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