a reminder that the “little things” add up

Bobby Wesson is one husband who is setting an example for other couples, when it comes to the importance of celebrating your partner — when they least expect it!

He Snapped a Photo While She Was Sleeping

One Alabama couple is going viral for all the right reasons!

When Bobby Wesson saw his wife Rayena cuddling their sleeping newborn he couldn’t help but snap a picture of the sweet moment.

But that isn’t all he did.

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

Bobby Wesson, Facebook

Wesson was completely overcome with love for his family and gratitude for his wife, so he decided to do something about it.

His Simple Post on Facebook Went Viral

In that very moment, watching his wife sleeping soundly with their little one, Wesson felt inspired to write a sweet tribute on Facebook celebrating his wife for all she does…and the moment went viral.

The post racked up over 900,000 likes and snagged over 200,000 shares.

Viewers from around the globe could not get enough of how beautiful one husband’s words were, when it came to honoring his wife for all that she does.

Read Bobby Wesson’s Letter:

“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 her 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.

The “Care” Never Stops — His Wife Is Trauma Nurse

Rayena Wesson works around the clock — literally.

When she’s not nursing her little one? She’s nursing a revolving door of trauma patients at the hospital she works at in Alabama.

Yes, Rayena Wesson is a trauma nurse — and one of the many first responders who risked their own health to attend to others during the Covid-19 pandemic.

It’s pretty clear why her husband had so many beautiful words to share about his wife, and maybe it’s a reminder that maybe more men should take a page out of Wesson’s book?

He Received Hundreds of Messages Asking Him Out

man holding a ball over a little kid's head
Bobby Wesson/Facebook

Ironically, Wesson’s post celebrating his wife attracted the attention of hundreds of single women looking for those qualities in a man.

Naturally, he wasn’t interested because of the aforementioned quality of being a devoted husband.

The couple — who’ve been married since 2013 — didn’t miss out on the opportunity to post a hilarious mass-reply to all the single ladies out there looking for love.

Wesson, opens up the video telling fans if you’ve messaged him or are thinking of messaging him — don’t!

He continues to say he would never “betray” his wife before looking off camera and whispering “is that good?”

He then pans to reveal his wife jokingly holding him “hostage” at knife point.

A few thirsty women aside though, Wesson shared his wife was overwhelmed with the response the couple received after their post went viral.

Sharing Their Story Inspired Others to Share Their Own

The Wesson’s weren’t looking for any special attention when Bobby Wesson shared his post.

“Those of you that know my wife know that she flinches at the word ‘hero,'” Wesson shared in the aftermath of their viral moment.

However, the Wessons received more than congratulatory pats on the back; they received so many messages from strangers sharing their similar stories.

“Rayena and I have been humbled by all of the stories that nurses, medical professionals, patients and people from all over the world have shared with us.”

He continued, “She doesn’t miss an opportunity to downplay her role and tell people that she is a small part of a very large team – but she is a large part of my very small team and I’m proud of her.”

Be a “Large Part” of Your Own “Small Team”

The Wesson’s viral moment is a reminder of how meaningful it is, when a husband acknowledges his wife for the “little things”…because they add up.

We may not all be trauma nurses fighting on the front lines — but we don’t have to be. Even in our own family units we all have the power to make big change.

Whether it’s covering when a babysitter drops out last minute or just doing an extra load of dishes when nobody’s looking — it all adds up!