My honey works hard for the money to provide for our family. Most weeks, he’s putting in 50-60 hours per week. He does it so I don’t have to be bothered with a job. So I can be there to raise our children, so I can see all the firsts. I’m so thankful.
He doesn’t fuss at me when he comes home and the house is not clean or dinner is not done. He knows I’ve probably had a trying day with the kids. Instead, he helps me. On his days off, he doesn’t run off with friends. He spends it with his wife and kids. That’s where he’d rather be—home, building memories with the kids and me, helping me with the housework, showing our boys what a husband and father should do. For that, I’m thankful.
You see marriage isn’t 50/50. It’s not you do your half and I do mine. No, its 100/100.
When I’m lacking, he steps in and we get it together. If he’s short on hours on his check, I rustle up some money some kind of way. We get through it. Together. Marriage is about teamwork, getting through the rough spots and feeling the high when we get past it.
Marriage isn’t perfect.
Marriage is about challenges.
Marriage is not always fun.
Our relationship hasn’t always been sunshine and rainbows; it never will be. He gets on my nerves and I get on his. We had some REALLY trying times in the beginning. I’m thankful for those instances now because without those struggles and trials, we wouldn’t have the strength and bond in our marriage we have today. I’m thankful we didn’t give up during those times—that would’ve been so easy. Instead, we figured out the cause of the issues and eliminated the things that fueled those problems.
I may have my days where I complain about him, but I wouldn’t want to do this with anyone but him.
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