A Supportive Husband

I have a wonderful husband! He is loving and kind and likes to put me first most of the time.

Our family is somewhat a blended family. After being widowed for about 5 years Rick and I married. All our children are grown and have kids of their own, yet it is blended. I have five, he has three. Mine are in Maine and one in North Carolina, his are here in Texas. Four grand kids here, two in  North Carolina and thirteen in Maine. Yet, they are really all ours. His and mine together.

Our one granddaughter I see every day. She is 22 months old and I have the privelege of watching her while her mom works. She is ours, his and mine, even thought technically she has none of my blood in her. This does not mean she does not have a lot of me in her! We mesh, blend and are family.

My husband and I have little money, and since he switched jobs we have even less. This year we had no vacation, which is when we try to go up to see our other half of the family that is not in Texas. This summer it did not happen and while I understood, it was hard on me. I found it has been hard on Rick also. He has been hurting for me and told me to watch the plane fares.

After several weeks of watching one airline dropped and my husband told me to get out the credit card! I think he is as happy as I am that I am getting to go. I will see a new granddaughter, all the other grandkids and five of our kids. YIPEE!!!

Lest you be thinking that maybe he is just glad to get rid of me let me tell you what this means for him.

  • we have goats. I take care of them. He leaves for work at 4:30 AM and will now need to get up early to care for them before he goes.
  • I have a cleaning job. He will need to work his 10 hours, then on Wednesday go and do 4 hours more of cleaning. On weekends he will need to do about 10-12.
  • I make his lunches, he will have to make his own
  • We have other pets that I care for, he will now have to do it

All this does not include the household things.  This is a great sacrifice for him and I appreciate it so much.

How did I get such a husband?  Prayer! I prayed long and hard before he came into my life. It is also the way I got my first husband. Both of them were/are blessings from God.

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