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It is 7:00 AM. The alarm clock rings as usual. My wife gets up, gets dressed, washes, and then makes breakfast for me, as she does every day she does.

Maybe you would think that I’m the happiest man in the world. But two years ago, it was different. At that time, my wife paid more attention to her work. She usually didn’t make breakfast; we just ate fast food every morning. Sometimes, she even lost her temper because of her work at home. But, as her husband, I thought I should understand her. But one day, two years ago, an accident occurred that changed our lives.

 I remembered my wife going on a business trip that day. And the destination was in the neighboring city, so she drove her own car on business. At first, everything went smoothly. While, on the way back, a disaster befell my wife. My wifes car collided with a minivan. My wife and the driver were taken to nearby hospital; both of them had been seriously injured. When I learned that my wife had been in a car accident and was in the hospital, I rushed there immediately. After I arrived, the doctor informed me that my wifes life was not in danger. When I heard this, I was so relieved.

“But...I am sorry. Your wife has had extensive damage to the skin of her face and body. ”

 “Extensive damage to her skin? It means...”

 “Yes, to some extent, she is disfigured.”

 Thats impossible ! I can’t accept it ! I don’t believe it!” I cried. My wife had been a beauty. In the past, when I had taken my wife out for dinner parties, everyone would say that I was a lucky man because I had such a beautiful and charming wife. I also agreed. Although sometimes, she was bad-tempered, she loved me; I knew. A few days later, my wife woke up. At first I was afraid to tell her that she was disfigured, but the truth cantt be concealed forever, so I told her. When my wife could stand up to walk around, she saw the woman in the mirror. Probably because I had told her, she didn’t’t show too much sadness. However, I knew she must be very upset. After a period of rest in the hospital, we came home.

 After this, my wife changed a lot. She became much more tender and patient than before. She quit her job and concentrated on being a housewife. Every day, I had a delicious breakfast. It seemed like that everything was going on well, except her appearance. But to be honest, more or less, I cared about my wife’s appearance and actually, I cared about what other people thought. So gradually, the times I took my wife out became less and less. My wife also noticed that. So when there was a gathering, she would first say that she didn’t’t want to go. But every time she said it, I felt extremely guilty. One day, I went out to have dinner with my best friend, Joe. He, my wife, and I were good friends in university. He asked me why recently I hadn’t taken my wife out. I didn’t know how to answer. I felt very upset, so I told him the whole thing. I wanted to ask for help .Then he angrily said :“Why are you being like this? Do you want to abandon your wife? Your wife isn't as beautiful as before, but she is still your wife. In the past, she worked hard for your family and you. You know, in modern society, competition and stress are very high. She is just a woman. Now you treat her in this way. It is unfair and cruel.”

“Yes, you are right. I am an asshole. I also dont know how I could do this kind of thing to my wife. I am so sorry. How could I let her down?” After that, I went home. After arriving, I found my wife already asleep, so beautiful and so kind.

A week later, Joe held a party at his villa on Sunday evening. My wife and I had been invited. I knew Joe wanted to help me, so this time, I seized the opportunity and wanted to give my wife a surprise. On Saturday, I bought a dress in advance and then wrapped it in a delicate box, I also put a letter in it. After finishing this, I put the box on my wife’s dresser after she had fallen asleep. The next morning, I was awakened by my wife’s screams. But I was delighted. My wife took the box and ran to the front of bed, asked:”Are these for me? Today I will go to the party with you?” I smiled and nodded. She gave me a deep kiss. I never saw her so happy since before the accident. I also felt very happy at that moment. All was the same as before.

 By the evening, we were ready to set out. My wife had spent the whole afternoon getting ready. When she came out of the bedroom, I seemed to have seen an angel; she was so beautiful. We drove to Joe’s villa. But half way, my wife said she left the gift at home. I wanted to go to get the gift, but she was afraid of my being late, so she asked me go first. Then she took a taxi home. I arrived at the party on time. Joe saw me alone and asked me where my wife was. I told him she had gone home to get a gift, but after an hour had passed, my wife had still not arrived. I was worried, so I called her. When I went to get my cell phone from my pocket, I found a piece of paper. Then I took it out and read :

 Dear my husband:

 I am sorry I left. Maybe you are angry. But please dont be. You know when I saw the beautiful dress and the letter you wrote to me, I couldn’thold back my feelings. I was so moved and happy. It proved that you really love me. That is enough. It is nothing to me that to go to a party with you. You love me, that is enough. And this is the way I love you.

Your dear wife.

After seeing this, tears came out of my eyes.

 

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