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Husband Leaves Sweet Mirror Message To Cheer Up Wife

12/11/2015 05:31 EST | Updated 12/11/2015 05:59 EST
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Detail view of the words ?I love you? written on a mirror in lipstick

With text messages and Snapchats replacing the typical love note, it's nice to see some couples still look to other media to remind their partners of how much they are loved.

When Imgur user Molly Murphy was struggling with depression, her new husband Tim knew just what to do.

"Today when I came home from a trip to [San Francisco], I flopped onto my bed in tears. I looked to my left, and saw these words painted all across my mirror," she wrote on the photo sharing site.

Molly was referring to a list her husband wrote counting a few of the reasons he loves her.

The list says: 1. she is my best friend2. she never quits on herself or me3. she gives me time to work on my crazy projects4. she makes me laugh, everyday5. she is gorgeous6. she accepts the crazy person i am7. she's the kindest person i know8. she's got a beautiful singing voice9. she's gone to a strip club with me10. she has experienced severe tragedy yet is the most optimistic person about humanity i know11. she has been fully supportive about my career choices and followed me each time12. without realizing it, she makes me want to do more for her than i have ever wanted to do for anyone13. she's done an amazing job at advancing her career path14. small animals make her cry15. she snorts when she laughshttp://imgur.com/lCYGGb8I've been juggling a LOT lately. Trying to do well at work. Just got married. Couldn't afford a wedding. Family is sparse. Falling out with friends, yaddadyadda. But, the thing is, amidst all the struggle, my husband has relentlessly tried to cheer me up. I've not been the easiest person to deal with. In fact, sometimes I've lost all hope and even taken my frustration out on my new husband. But he somehow forgives me every time. I have a long journey ahead of me, and I know he probably realizes I'm depressed. But he holds my hand, and he tries his best. Today when I came home from a trip to SF, I flopped onto my bed in tears. I looked to my left, and saw these words painted all across my mirror. I think he wanted me to remember how much he loves me. Because he knows how quickly I forget. He knows I struggle to see good in the world, and especially the good in myself. But here it is. A testament and gesture of his love. Damn, I needed it today...I'm not saying mental illness is cured by nice words on a mirror. In fact, it takes professional care, love, empathy, sometimes even medication just to cope. Many people struggle with it mental illness - more than we probably even realize. And instead of showing them hate or anger when they act out. Show them kindness and remind them things can and WILL get better. Everyone needs a little help sometimes. If that person can't be you - see if you have any resources for therapy.EDIT: The thing is... I am not "too good" or "not good enough" for my husband. We all have our down days. And sometimes we don't handle it well. BUT, we are partners. He is here for me when I'm down. And I cherish that. And he has his down days, too. And I will be there to hold his hand, just like he holds mine. Life can be hard. The answer is never to mock, scoff, or belittle someone. Be kind. Be the best version of yourself. And be most of all- be patient.I'm still struggling, but I'm glad I have my other half to help me make it through. It may just be a few words on my mirror, but I'll look at them when I wake up and know I'm not alone. I'll know I have my bestfriend, my co-pilot in life to help guide me through.

"I think he wanted me to remember how much he loves me. Because he knows how quickly I forget. He knows I struggle to see good in the world, and especially the good in myself. But here it is. A testament and gesture of his love. Damn, I needed it today..." Molly went on to write in the post.

In an earlier version of the Imgur post, Molly had written that she knew she was difficult to deal with, occasionally raising her voice at her husband and locking herself in the bathroom while sobbing, The Daily Mail reports.

After receiving a mix of compliments and criticisms on Imgur, Tim revealed on Facebook that he never expected anyone to see the note and was surprised it went viral.

I scribbled some compliments on a mirror never expecting anyone to see them, not even Molly MurphyNow it's gone viral?...

Posted by Tim Murphy on Wednesday, December 9, 2015

But the couple is taking the good with the bad, and Molly is quick to note she's glad to have the support of her loving husband through these tough times. While she knows mental illness is not cured by nice notes written on mirrors, the knowledge that she's loved and supported serves as a reminder that things can get better.

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