My Caregiving Earworm

An “earworm” is a song that repeats in your head over and over. Lately, my earworm is related to what I am doing for… and caring for… my Spouse.

A country singer, Billy Dean, wrote and sang a song in 1993 titled, “I Want To Take Care of You.” His album cover — “Its What I Do” — speaks perfectly to me and what I am doing as a caregiver.

I listened to “I Want To Take Care of You” the other day as I was driving home (on a self-recorded CD in my truck) and sang these words from my heart, thinking of my spouse:

I know you can make it in this world on your own
But I wanna take care of you

The woman within may think that it’s wrong
But I wanna take care of you

I’ll show you the love of a man that knows how
To hold you without holding you down
It’s not a sign of weakness to let me be strong
I wanna take care of you

I’ll carry the weight of your world on my shoulder
I wanna take care of you

In the prime of our years till time ticks us older
I wanna take care of you

I’ll be your rope when that mountain’s too steep
Be your hope when the water’s too deep
I’ll share my blanket when trouble winds turn colder
I wanna take care of you

I’ve got nothin’ to prove but the way that I feel
It’s love but it’s so much more
For once in my life I know that I am living for

When the good Lord takes you He better take me too
So I can take care of you

When the good Lord takes you He better take me too
So I can take care of you

Yes, my love, I am honored to love and care for you, always.

Life is short: live your vows of marriage.

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I am an average middle-aged biker who lives in the greater suburban sprawl of the Maryland suburbs north and west of Washington, DC, USA.