I have a great husband. Honestly, it’s true.
I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve been privy to a conversation where friends get together and complain about how their husbands don’t help with the baby or any of the housework. That’s probably one of the only times you won’t hear a peep out of me. Not because I’m anti-social, but because I have nothing to add to the topic of conversation.
You see, somehow I struck husband gold when I married this man. As soon as he gets home from work he relieves me of my motherly duties and will change and play with our son, giving me some time to unwind, alone. He does all the dishes I absolutely despise doing (anything that won’t fit in the dishwasher) and does our loads and loads of laundry, and even folds and puts it away!
This is my “Thank You” to him, and to all the other partners out there like him.
Thank you, for taking such an active role in our child’s life. The countless hours you spend putting him to bed every night and then being “on-call” for the first shift of the evening. Jumping up from whatever you may be doing to help that pacifier find its way back into that tiny mouth. Those extra minutes/hours of sleep keep me sane.
Thank you, for all the help around the house. The mountains of laundry you drag up and down the basement stairs, folding and refolding clothes as our son “helps.” The dishes that piled up all day are magically cleaned and drying by bedtime. You are an incredible help.
Thank you, for working so hard at your family and financially supporting us. Being able to stay at home and raise our child has been my greatest privilege. I know that it isn’t easy for you to be away from us all day. You have missed out on many of the “firsts” but because of your sacrifice, it was I who witnessed these, not a stranger.
Thank you, for always being my biggest supporter. The one who has always pushed me to follow my dreams. To do things for myself, when it’s too easy to put everyone else first. I have never once felt like you were trying to hold me back or keep me from being myself.
Thank you, for sticking by my side even when I know you didn’t agree with me. I want things my way and sometimes am too proud to admit that there might be a chance I could be wrong and your suggestion was better. You bite your tongue and just go with the flow.
Thank you, for putting up with my crazy. I am not always rational and don’t always make sense. Those first few weeks/months adjusting to parenthood were hard. I didn’t allow you the chance to really be a parent and for that I am sorry. I thought I knew best. In retrospect, we were both learning and it was important for us to figure it out together and unfortunately, it was my way or the highway.
THANK YOU, for our family. For this beautiful child you blessed me with. For being my best friend, my better half. You love without expectation and selflessly give your everything to us.
I may never be a millionaire, but because of you, I will always be rich in family and unconditional love.
Editor’s Note :: We acknowledge that not every mom nor “every woman” will have or is even interested in having a husband, as the author is discussing. MkeMB writers are encouraged to share their story and write what is true for them, which might not necessarily fit for all our readers. While the author is certainly not suggesting that every woman should have a husband (because let’s be real….that’s ridiculous), she is saying that every woman who currently has a husband deserves to have one who is awesome and she is using this post as a way to express her heartfelt thanks to her awesome spouse. And we think that’s pretty great.