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Looking At Other Husbands - I've Got a Real Man
01/19/2011
IconI've always known that my husband is a wonderful man. But today it really sunk in when I simply took a look at other husbands out there. I met my husband 11 years ago and we've been married for almost 8 years. We have a 5 1/2 year old son, 3 year old daughter, and a Pug, cats, and chickens, a complete family! I am a stay-at-home-Mom, which was one of my first clues my husband was a real man. When we were dating he made it clear he felt the Mother should stay home with the children. At the time, I was actually appalled! I thought, "How dare he! What if I want a career?!" Luckily I had you Dr. Laura at the time filling my head daily with wise wisdom! So now I am at home, very, very busy holding the fort down and I look around at my girlfriends or acquaintances who are mothers and work out of the home. I don't know how they keep their heads screwed on correctly and juggle that heavy plate! Seeing them as examples, now I know why women with little ones shouldn't work! I'm witnessing the kids getting the short end of the stick. One friend decided she wanted to work part-time. First she couldn't find a baby-sitter who wasn't always late, causing her to be late to her job. In the morning, her husband took the vehicle that was running well and left her the one with battery troubles. Meaning, by the time she got to school to drop off her son, luckily my husband was there to help her get the car started again. My husband came home very upset and couldn't believe a husband would do that to his kids and wife. What if they had been stranded somewhere? I guess it's the same type of husband who is okay with his wife working out of the home. I now can see everything full circle and clearly. In this New Year, I'm so grateful for my husband who I can call a real man. I'm also grateful that many, many years from now, I will be able to look back and say I was here at home with my children, not a babysitter or day care. I know I will never regret this decision. I only get this one husband and these 2 kids, I want to do it right! C.
Tags: Marriage, Men's Point of View, Raising Boys to Men, real men, SAHM stay at home mom, Values
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