Wednesday, June 30, 2010

This is what comes home to me every night:

This is also what dirties up the bathtub every night. I never knew someone could be so dirty!!!

Sometimes I miss the days when he worked for a big company. I miss the times when he sat at a desk all day and came home nice and clean. I miss the times when we had separate bathrooms. I miss the times when he came home at a decent hour every day. I miss the times when he didn't work on the weekends. Those were some good times. This man that I married hasn't taken a day off since the middle of May when we went to Yosemite. The days we actually eat dinner together are few and far between. He works harder than anyone I've ever met and I'm so proud of him.

It's taking some time to adjust though.

I originally married a procrastinator. Someone that did just enough in school to get by. Someone who needed me to take an entire class for him so he could graduate. Someone who would say "I need to go into the office this weekend", but would then stay home instead. Someone who would sit on the couch while I cleaned the whole house. Someone who needed his life to be threatened in order to get out of bed in the morning. Someone who made me look like an overachiever.

Now the roles are reversed.

Now he wakes up at 5:00am and sometimes doesn't get home until after I'm asleep for the night. Now I can't complain that he doesn't help with anything around the house because he's never in the house! He's working so hard for us and I'm so grateful. He's become the man that I always knew he'd be.

I look forward to the day when he can hire more people. When they can do the dirty work for him and he can go back to sitting in an office all day. When my bathroom will be clean once again. When there won't need to be a load of laundry dedicated to disgusting work clothes. When we can actually spend quality time together and go off on adventures. When we can take a real vacation together, like a honeymoon.

I'll wait patiently though. Okay, I'll try to wait patiently. Because any man that returns home with this:

after I've said "I want some spicy chips" is a man worth waiting for.

1 comment:

Margie said...

I always said, "He's a keeper!"


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