It doesn't snow a lot here, if y'all aren't familiar with the weather in SC.
So, today we are waiting on the SC version of SNOWMAGEDDON!!!!!!!!!!!!! (I saw 3 flakes earlier and it's apparently coming soon. )
The last time it snowed here of any consequence was almost exactly 3 years ago. We were doing our month of in house S hell. I wasn't sure if I'd be able to leave work, then wasn't sure I'd make it home. JM did not care. I think back to the conversations that day and it makes me sad. Because he didn't care one bit if I came home or not, if I made it safely or not. I ended up staying in town at a hotel where our administrator reserved a bunch of rooms. JM wouldn't ask his parents about letting the kids spend the night, so I had to call them. And my FIL hung up on me after saying, "Well, we figured that!!"
The one positive thing I remember is that I shared a room that night with our supply clerk. We ended up talking half the night. I will never forget how kind she was to me. How encouraging. She told me not to settle for being treated like crap. That I deserved to be cared for and treated right. I saw her today and I told her thanks again for her kindness. She said, "Hey, that's what us women are for. We gotta stick together!"
Things are totally different today. When the forecast was uncertain, JM insisted he would come and pick me up so I wouldn't have to drive in bad weather or stupid traffic. (Synonymous, really, around here.) There is no doubt that I am cherished and taken care of.
It just makes me sad when I realize how little I was willing to settle for a few years ago.