February 23, 2010

Mourn with those who mourn

So I have to admit I am having a hard time with applying the scripture in Mosiah 18:9. Particularly the beginning part that says: "Yea, and are willing to mourn with those that mourn yea, and comfort those that stand in need of comfort..." And let me tell you why. See Nick has been pretty sick with a bad cold for the past few days and every time he complains about it I just say things like: "Well did you take some echinacea or Vitamin C? Maybe you should go to bed early tonight" or when I am feeling somewhat obnoxious I quote Zoolander: "*cough, cough* I think I'm getting the Black Lung, Pop."
But I think the worst comment came this morning. Let me just preface this with saying that I am really good at sympathizing with other women. You got to admit...we go through a lot. Monthly cycles, pregnancies, child labor. So whenever my poor husband complains about not feeling well, I kind of give him this "oh just suck it up and take it like a man" attitude. So back to this morning. He had gotten up with Toby and it was time for what we call "the changing of the guards." As he was making himself comfortable in our bed and I was trying to peel myself out of the warm, comfy covers, Nick groaned, "Oh my throat hurts SO bad!" Well, let me also mention that I am definitely not the happiest person in the mornings so I snapped back at him "You know next time you feel like you are being gutted like a fish like I do at least once a month, then we'll talk." At the time I felt all triumphant like: "haha! There is not way you can top that!" But later on I felt like such a jerk of a wife. I mean all the poor guy really wants me to say is, "I'm sorry Nick. Is there anything I can do for you?" But instead he got the ultimate guilt trip for simply saying that his throat hurt. Luckily I have a very forgiving husband and he didn't take offense to anything I said. Anyway, needless to say right now I am currently experiencing the scripture in Alma 32: 16 . "Blessed are they who humble themselves without being compelled to be humble." :)

Oh and while I was blogging away, I remembered this Brian Regan skit about his visit to the emergency room. I have watched it several times and it still makes me laugh so hard. So if you have about 8 minutes to spare, its well worth your while!


Jessie said...

I, too, have a hard time being sympathetic to the husband, yet I so easily sympathize with women. I totally understand that. Poor husbands. I have to remind myself that Louie has the difficult job of enduring ME, the nut-case wife...so he does deserve a bit o' sympathy now and then.

PLEASE tell me you've seen that "man cold" video. I think it's on youtube. So, so funny. Because it's true.

Colleen said...

Ha! I think this is a fairly common problem with us wives, as much as we love our husbands. Oh, your toe hurts? CRY ME A RIVER, I PUSHED OUT A BABY WHILE YOU SLEPT!