I have just returned home from the VA Hospital with husband. He has PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and a noticeably shorter fuse, so he is trying medication to help before his symptoms get out of hand. He is not a complainer and is a man of few words as far as discussing feelings, but he is a wonderful, loving man and I hope the meds do him good. There is only so much a wife can do, but the best thing is to make a peaceful home-life.
Me? I am off work today and plan to use my time cleaning and decluttering my home and being with my children. I have put a roast on in the crockpot and will bake a chocolate cake for dessert. I will make a pitcher of sweet tea for my husband to enjoy when he comes home this evening and fruit punch for the children.
When my love comes home, we'll talk about our days and then we, as a family, will gather around the table to eat a good homemade dinner. I will clean up the kitchen and go rest and relax with the family reading and watching tv and when our tummies have settled from dinner, we'll have dessert. Soon after that, it will be time for bed for morning comes early and with it back to work.
But tonight, there will be peace, love, and togetherness.