There was a point in my journey of survival when I became comfortable with using the term I can’t, for in the beginning, I could not. To be truly honest with you I became lazy with my wife tending to my every need, I was so consumed with my own afflictions that I became blind to hers. When one gives much of himself or herself to aid another one can become sick themselves while doing so, for who will tend to their needs? Anxiety, a feeling of uneasiness, nervousness, worry, dread, intimidation, or something with an uncertain outcome. My wife’s anxiety stemmed from not only my needs but the needs of others as well, as she looks after everyone but herself. My wife looks after the kids, the grandchildren, the needy husband, the bills, and the upkeep of our home. One day I was entertaining thoughts of how I was going to make my wife’s life less stressful, how I was going to make her situation more suitable for the betterment of her health. As I contemplated on how I was going to make these thoughts come to fruition I got a phone call from a very good friend of mine, Marcus Robinson.




“What’s up Dame?”


“Nothing, sitting here trying to get out of bed.”






“Dame, you know that I have nothing but love and respect for you, but as your true friend I have to express my concerns on how you are going about your recovery. Your wife has done her part, and the Lord continues to do his, it is now time for you to do yours!”

Me: (slight pause)

“You do not know how much I needed to hear that, especially coming from someone that I love and respect. I appreciate your honesty as well as your concern, but I am going to have to call you back.”




“Because I have to take care of my wife now.”

“The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband.”

1 Corinthians 7:14

Take care of each other……



3 thoughts on ““TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER”

  1. If every member of the family does their part sincerely, it is a great support!
    Women neglect themselves for they are just waiting someone to appreciate them, a small word helps!
    Since the day, I practiced self love, a great transformation occurred!
    You have expressed nicely!

  2. Good on you, Dame! Here’s one of my most beloved Bible quotes which I’m sure you know very well. It never gets old. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 – Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 🙏🏼

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