It was pitch dark at 5am when I heard noises from the bathroom. First the shua shua shua, then the kinkatink and the flshhhhhh. I was still groggy and tired from our 7km walk the day before, and wondered what was happening. Then I realised it was my husband brushing his teeth without switching on the lights. He knows that I find them too bright when I’m trying to sleep!
It was 12 midnight when we finally went to bed. Needless to say, he was sleeping before we reached the bed. Minutes after lying down, I got up to check a dripping sound in the bathroom — all good — and I climbed back to bed. I thought he was fast asleep, but then he mumbled, “Anything wrong dear?” I was so touched that he noticed I was unsettled over something!
My encouragement to Graham and to all husbands: it really is worthwhile being considerate and thoughtful toward your wives! Not only does it mean that God will heed your prayers (1 Peter 3:7), it is a huge encouragement to your wives to show the same sensitivity to your needs.