My husband has always worked at least two jobs – one full-time and one part-time – to support our family and so I could stay home with our four kids. He is always the first one up and he never complains about having to work so hard or about the lack of sleep he gets.
I really saw his true character when our daughter was diagnosed with cancer when she was only 3 years old. My husband had just been hired as a firefighter and had to complete a probationary period that was very stressful and physically demanding. He spent every minute either at the hospital, taking care of our other kids or studying and training for work. I was emotionally drained from practically living at the hospital, while missing my husband and our other kids at home.
One evening, after working hard all day, my knight in shining armor showed up with dinner and drinks from our favorite restaurant. Our little girl was sleeping, so we sat in that dim hospital room eating our dinner, holding hands and whispering to each other. Sadly, we lost our daughter later that year, and our world felt like it was falling apart, but my husband held our family together and really was a rock for us all.
He is a real man each and every day. I love him more than ever and appreciate every moment with him.
My Husband, My Rock
The Dr. Laura Call of the Day Podcast