Monday, November 16, 2015


Bobby lives in Gardendale, AL with his wife, Rayena, and their young son. Not only is Rayena a busy mom, but she’s also a trauma nurse.

Though Rayena dedicates herself every day to raising their child and helping to save the lives of others, Bobby knows that deep down, she’s exhausted and overworked. Recently, Bobby shared a letter he wrote in dedication to Rayena. The letter is now going viral with over 100,000 shares.

When he walked into the bedroom and found his wife taking a quick nap before work, her arms wrapped around their little boy, the following words poured out of him. Time and time again, we hear about mothers — and women in general — who feel under-appreciated by their spouses. But if you think this is all lost on Bobby, think again.

Wait until you see this husband’s message to the world…


“This is my wife taking a nap. In an hour she will wake up, put on her scrubs and get ready for work.

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.

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.

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. 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.

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. 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.

My wife is a nurse. My wife is a hero.”


If only all spouses had this much love, pride, and respect for their partners. If you agree, please SHARE this with your friends on Facebook!


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