I am sat waiting for Nigel to come home - coming home for the last time from the job he has been doing for 27 years.
I am sat waiting to make him feel special and important and value.
I am sat waiting to ensure he doesn't feel de-valued anymore, doesn't feel redundant but semi-retured. To ensure he is excited about some quality relaxation time and to ensure he knows he is loved and that this is just one step on life's path.
I know it is slushy, but boy I love that guy! I so often say it, but it is true. He is the kindest, most honourable and most truly good person I have ever known. He will never knowingly upset anyone, no matter how badly they treat him. He will always put others and their needs before himself. He would help anyone, and frequently does. He has no sense of revenge or payback, no matter what people do to him. He rises above it all and is a bigger and better person. If I could have one tenth of his self control, his patience, his integrity, his calm, his ability to switch off I would be a much better person. Instead - I am the luckiest girl alive because I get to live with him. I get to be his best friend in the whole world. And I get to spend so much more time with him now.
I hope and pray with all my heart that tomorrow is the start of something really good for him, because he deserves it so much.