An opportunity to buy the house of
I think about the beautifully maintained yards on their street (of which ours would be the ghetto one), he thinks about the additional 50,000 added to our 15 year mortgage.
I started to pout and act like a grade-A bitch; he sits silently and listens to me moan.
Then, stuff like the tornado in Oklahoma happens and I feel like even more of a brat for being annoyed with my children for not brushing their hair.
"GET OUT THE DOOR! YOU'RE GOING TO BE LATE FOR SCHOOL!"
What my husband needs more than anything is not my bitchy comments. He doesn't need me acting like a martyr. He needs me showing him respect, just like he's shown me love in so many ways...
crying with me at the beauty of our firstborn daughter, fresh from the womb, the one they said would die.
talking gently to a 10 year old foster child with a wounded heart. he made me melt.
poring carefully over our finances so that we wouldn't be without but so that we could live comfortably within our means. I think of wives who only WISH their husbands would stop spending money at the boats.
So, this morning I think about my childish and selfish rants.
I think about a man who WOULD move, if it meant that I would be happy. He loves me that much.
You know what the thing is, though?
I could MAKE him move. I could force his hand. I could "wear the pants", "be the masculine one", "give him the what for".
Why would I do that? Why would I act like a brat to the man who takes my feelings into consideration, loves our children without reservation at the end of a long and taxing day, and rubs my back at night?
The words he needs to hear, and the words your husband needs to hear are:
I love you. I respect you. Let's do this life thing together, shall we?
...and then I take off my bitch coat and become the loving, beautiful wife I promised him I'd be when we took our vows.
It's so much better that way.
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