Well for those out there who are huge procrastinators today might mean a lot of stress for those trying to get their taxes postmarked on time or for most of you it's probably just an ordinary Wednesday marking the middle of another work week. For me (& more importantly my dear husband) this is a huge day, it means I get my husband back. It means no more dinners at 7 or 7:15 but dinners at 6:00; it means actually getting to talk to each other each morning instead of me mumbling something unconsciously as he kisses me on the forehead; it means more time each night instead of only time for dinner & a workout before heading to bed; it means more time to enjoy each other & more time to spend outside working in the yard, going to the driving range, or taking long walks with Bogey. This is our second tax season as a married couple & while it is certainly easier this year than last--I'm still completely ecstatic that April 15 has finally arrived!!!
My husband is absolutely amazing & such a blessing from God. He's been working 55+ hours a week for the past 3 1/2 months & never once have I heard him complain or whine about his job. I fully realize that some men would expect to come home and sit around since they have been working so hard---not my Hubby. He is probably more helpful around the house with the dishes, laundry, cleaning, etc. this time of year than any other time. Sure that may have something to do with the fact that it's freezing cold outside & he can't spend his time mowing the grass & making our yard look like a golf course. However, I know that it has more to do with the fact that we are a team--in everyway & at every point in our lives. I know this because even last night as I said I was proud of him for making it through & this morning when I gave him a kiss as he walked out the door & gave him a high-five for being such an amazing husband--he didn't take all the credit, he followed up my compliments with a "I'm proud of you too" & "Thanks for being such a good, wifey!" Hubby is very good at his job & I know he's willing to work so hard because he is providing for us as a family & also he just has an amazing work ethic. This is so refreshing to see each day & I have so much respect for him as a man, a husband, a son, & sometime in the future I know he'll be an amazing father to our children.
If I've learned anything in our almost 2 years of marriage it's that no matter what circumstances life may throw at us that the most important thing to know is that I have a partner that God brought into my life for a reason. Sure, we may be opposites in some small ways or maybe even in some big ways--but God brought us together fully knowing that we would compliment each other perfectly & that if we will embrace the idea of being a team with God, He will bring us through anything.
Please don't get me wrong & think all I'm doing is complaining about Hubby working, Hubby loves his job & at this point in the world he is so thankful to have a job that is very stable--it's just so nice to go back to a normal working schedule where we actually get to see each other for more than 3 hours a night.
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