Dear Dr. Laura:
I'm sixteen years old, and I volunteer at a school for children who are blind or visually impaired. Yesterday, I was working in the front office when a woman came to pick up her child from school. She had been at the hospital all day with one of her other children, and she left her phone there by mistake. She asked if she could use the phone at my desk because she knew her husband was probably worried about her and trying to reach her. She called him, left him a message, and at the end of that message she said, "Baby, I know it's been a long day, and I'll see you soon! I love you very much!" When I heard that phrase, I immediately thought of you and your book The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands
. This woman, who was stressed out all day at the hospital still took the time to acknowledge she was not the only one dealing with the stress. Her husband was also, and she wanted him to know that she loved him.
I can't tell you how many times I've heard wives leave messages for their husbands and never say those very simple but very important words. I asked a woman one time why, and she said that her husband already knew she loved him. But yesterday it struck me how much those words would mean to the man listening to that message. She definitely chose wisely and treats kindly.
Love your show and all you do for people. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to share this with you and your listeners.