Monday, February 20, 2012

Marriage Letters: My Job - Your Job

Join me and Q along with Amber @ The Run a Muck as we write marriage letters on Mondays.


Q,
   Let's face it, I'm not sure who has the harder Job.  I would love to be the selfless wife and say that you do but then there are days that I would for sure change my mind and argue that I do indeed have the harder job.  I do know one thing for sure.  I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, appreciate that you go out and work a job where you get paid.  I appreciate that you provide financially for our family because we know that this life of a stay-at-home mom doesn't pay the bills.

   I do know the sacrifice you make for this family.  I know the stress that comes with that.  Thank you so much for always encouraging me to be at home with the girls.  I know sometimes this life would be easier if I would go out and get a job but you understand the sacrifice we are both willing to make.  I LOVE my job.  I love being able to stay at home with the girls everyday.  Thank you.

  Thank you for understanding when you come home and the house is a mess.  I'm glad you don't give me a hard time when I don't feel like cooking every night...even though I'm sure that is in the job description of a stay-at-home mom.  A lot of times you have to pull the load of both of our jobs...like the fact that I HATE going grocery shopping.  So many times you offer to go grocery shopping for me.  You cook quite a bit also and I love you for that.  I love that your expectations of me as a stay-at-home mom are not so high that I feel like I'm failing everyday. 

  Thank you for trusting the Lord enough to follow Him.  To move our family across the county and have to apply for jobs all over again.  I will always love you for that.  As hard as it has been living so far away from Alabama it's also been so rewarding.  You get paid to work with the homeless now.  Who would have thought?  You really do love those guys and are so willing to make them apart of your everyday life.  I know your job isn't easy but I'm so proud of you.  I'm so proud to call you my husband.  Thanks for all you do for our family. 

       -A

4 comments:

Brandee Shafer said...

I quite like the font you use, and this is a sweet letter. Your husband reminds me a lot of mine in that he doesn't so much care about a mess or mind cooking up some vittles. SAHM is a hard gig. We're blessed. Thanks for helping remind me.

Amanda @ wandering said...

I could identify with so much of this. Especially the ways of not-quite-typical SAHM-ing. :)

Amber Haines said...

I love that you say you love your job. You know? That's huge. I don't say it enough.

Thank you for this, again, Audra. I always love to see your little profile pop up!

HopeUnbroken said...

i love this. sweet praise for a hardworking guy. those years of being able to be home. . . well worth every single sacrifice. and a man who recognizes the worth in it--all the better!
blessings to you this day,
steph