Sunday, September 28, 2008

"I love you"

There are days I don't appreciate my husband enough, in fact there are many days this happens. But not today. Today I re-picked up my book about working vs Stay at home moms. It is a collection of short stories, perfect for me who can get side tracked with something ever ten minutes. R and I lied in bed today, him on his computer, me in my book and just hung out. The book is really helping me pin point how R and I are going to do the whole working vs STA thing, in truth like the majority of moms I will be neither for now but that is a very different post.

So I am reading one of the stories and the writer talks about a conversation she has with her husband when their child is months old. He asks her "what would you do if something happened to our child and you weren't here" Her response is what mine would be basically she would deal with the situation, and he tells her he would never forgive her.

I looked at those words in the book and was immediately grateful for my husband. He will never expect me to give up the part of me that loves work, that loves school. He is 100% committed to being my partner and a 50/50 person in this relationship. He could never uter those words "never forgive you" for something not my fault, for something not in my control. And he wouldn't play that kind of mind game with me ever. Today I appreciate my partner, and am thankful for him. There is no one I would rather go down this road of parenthood and life with than him. R, I love you.

7 comments:

Stephanie said...

It sounds like you two have a great relationship and understand each other very well.

ggop said...

That "never forgive you" bit line smacks of sexism. I'm really glad R is so supportive - you found a keeper A :-)

Ariella said...

ggop: yep! I read it and thought the same thing. I can't believe women put up with crap like that, I am just thankful I don't have to put up with it.

C said...

I need gentle reminders like that too every once in awhile to remind me what a great man I chose to share my life with. We're both very lucky!

Patty H. said...

Wow, what a line. I can't believe some men would feel that way. I'm glad you have such a supportive relationship. You two are going to be great parents.

Just Me said...

Glad that you had a great moment of support!!!!

(I have something in my blog for you)

Echloe said...

What is the name of that book you are reading? It sounds interesting.