When May 18 rolls around this year, I will have been married 35 years. I think that’s pretty, pretty good.
I started thinking, it’s been rewarding and challenging. However the rewards far out weigh the challenges.
But hey, I think Debra would agree that I’ve been and still am a good husband. (If I don’t toot my own horn, nobody else will. 🙂)
I’ve been at the births of both of my children.
I’ve been at Debra’s side for every operation she’s had.
I’ve helped her with the house, being motivated by maturity and ownership. Yeah, I’m an adult I can clean and it’s MY house too.
Am I hen pecked? Of course not. I’ve just be taught from childhood that if something needs to be done and I can do it then I should. I’m glad my parents taught me that. Going to seminary where we had to keep our rooms clean had it’s part as well.
Yeah, I wash, dry, fold and put away clothes. I vacuum the carpets. I mop and wax floors. I cook and have dinner ready when I can. I’m fully aware of all the domestic things that need to be done and I help a lot in this area. Not bad.
I spend as much time with Debra as I can. She’s is a partner to me in the ministry. I realize the importance of character and reputation of marriage and I have remained faithful and loyal in that and many other areas. I still court my wife after all these years; it’s very important.
I call my in-laws and tell them I love them and treat them with respect. Since my parents have passed on, I treat my in-laws as my own parents.
I still try to make sure that we enjoy life and have fun; all the time. She makes it easy.
Yes, there are joys of husband-hood. I know there are a lot more men like me who enjoy the art and craft of being a good husband. I high five all you guys who understand what I’m talking about.
Being a good husband is not a joking matter; it is a responsibility.
That’s what I think about it.