Husband’s touching Facebook post goes viral: ‘My wife is a hero’

This husband’s beautiful Facebook post about his beloved wife has gone viral - for all the right reasons


by Kayleigh Dray |
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Rayena Wesson, of Alabama, works as a trauma nurse at a local hospital.

Her work requires her to work long and difficult hours, which often leaves her feeling exhausted - but she still always makes time for her husband, Bobby, and their baby son, Deacon.

On 7th November, as he was getting ready for work, Bobby spotted Rayena taking a nap with Deacon after a long nursing shift.

Utterly moved by the scene, he snapped a photo - and shared the image on Facebook, along with a touching tribute to his wife.

The full post reads:

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.

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... > >

Posted by [Bobby Wesson](#) on [Saturday, 7 November 2015](

Incredible words - and they have certainly struck a chord with the Facebook community, as it has been shared over 168,537 times on Facebook.

Receiving a whopping 40,519 comments, it is clear that many people agree with Bobby’s tribute to the online community.

“Thank you to all those who care for us; our sick, ill and injured. a huge sacrifice,” said one.

Another added: “Oh my goodness, this brought tears to my eyes. As a nurse, I appreciate this hugely.”

“All health care professionals are heroes,” another commented.

Speaking to Buzzfeed, Bobby explained that his wife’s work is a labour of love - and that she doesn’t feel like she needs to be called a hero.

“She feels fortunate to be able to work in her field and she loves her job,” he said.

“It’s hard and she works hard just like all nurses do but it’s works that she feels a calling to do… I do believe that there a millions and millions of average, everyday heroes out there, and thank god for them.

“We need every single one.”

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