Today, my husband and I celebrate 20 years of marriage. When we were expecting our first child, I was adamant that I was going to go back to work. I had worked too hard for my degree to stay at home. He didn't agree with my choice, but he knew it was something I had to work out for myself. As soon as my son was placed in my arms, however, I knew that being his mommy was what I was destined to do. So my husband went about making sacrifices and working hard so that I could be the stay-at-home mommy that now we BOTH wanted me to be.
Lately, I've struggled with the lack of time to have romantic nights out, but I heard you say to a caller with a similar issue to "go into HIS world, and he would eventually surprise her with the romantic dates that she liked." So I helped my husband paint one floor of our house. While I ended up sore and tired, I also had a lot of time with my husband. We talked about lots of things that we would have if were on a date. If I hadn't heard your advice to that caller, I don't know that I would have helped him as much and I would have missed out on so much time and conversation with him. Thank you. You've helped me be the girlfriend my husband needs and the mom my kids need.