"Sometimes she will not want to talk about it. Sometimes she can't wait to talk about it. Sometimes she will laugh until she cries and sometimes she will just cry," he said.
It's difficult to juggle your responsibilities inside the house and outside the house together. But when you cherish your loved ones so much, you're willing to stay up those extra few hours beside your child's bed or put in the extra effort for your partner to make them feel special.
One husband from Alabama, Bobby Wesson could see just how much his wife worked and gave her best efforts both inside and outside the house. In a moment of true love, admiration, and awe for his wife, Bobby took a moment to acknowledge that Rayena, a nurse, was not only a hero to her family but to the dozens of people she meets every day. He knows how exhausting and tough her job is, but also loves her for never forgetting to kiss her son goodbye before she leaves.
When Rayena was moments away from starting another grueling shift as a nurse, Bobby captured a slice of his wife's life that her patients and co-workers will never get to see. Bobby quickly wrote a heartfelt message that was intended mainly for his wife, but it reached thousands of people, according to AL.com.
"This is my wife taking a nap. In an hour she will wake up, put on her scrubs and get ready for work," Bobby wrote on Facebook. "The tools and items she needs to perform her job will be gathered and checked meticulously - her hair and makeup will be done quickly. She will complain that she looks awful. I will disagree, emphatically, and get her a cup of coffee."
He went on to describe her everyday routine and said, "She will sit on the couch with her legs crossed under her and try to drink it while happily playing with the toddler that's crawling all over her. She will occasionally stare off blankly as we talk; silently steeling herself for the coming shift. She thinks I don't notice."
It's a job that can give people as much happiness as it does heartbreaking moments. And Bobby knows that the minute Rayena steps out of the house, she is a hero in scrubs.
"She will kiss the baby, she will kiss me and she will leave to go take care of people that are having the worst day of their entire lives," Bobby went on to say. "Car wrecks, gunshot wounds, explosions, burns and breaks - professionals, poor, pastors, addicts and prostitutes - mothers, fathers, sons, daughters and families - it doesn't matter who you are or what happened to you. She will take care of you."
Not only is she a hero to her family, but she's also a hero to the numerous patients she meets and nurses back to health. Each day for a nurse might be different and there's no telling whether it'll be a good day or a bad day, but at the end of each, Rayena comes back home to her husband who is ready for whichever mood she might be in.
"She will come home 14 hours later and remove shoes that have walked through blood, bile, tears, and fire from aching feet and leave them outside," the husband wrote. "Sometimes she will not want to talk about it. Sometimes she can't wait to talk about it. Sometimes she will laugh until she cries and sometimes she will just cry - but regardless of those sometimes she will be on time for her next shift."
He ended his post by saying, "My wife is a nurse. My wife is a hero."
What people often forget is that caregivers are humans, too, who get tired, emotional, and nervous. But through this post, Bobby reminded this to thousands of people who saw his viral post, published on November 2015.
"I have a lot of admiration for what she does," Bobby told Today. "She has a great passion for her responsibilities to her patients, and to her team, and to her profession. She takes it very seriously. … It took less time to [write the post] than it did to brew the coffee."
Having a husband's constant support could be the one thing that pushes you to give your family and your job the very best. And Rayena knows she has that from her husband, who doesn't hold back from proclaiming to the world how much she is valued.