I’m going to fall on the sword here.
I’ll be honest and say that I am NOT good at recognizing this.
It’s not that I don’t have massive amounts of respect for all that my lovely wife does and who she is, it’s that I don’t often express it.
Shame on me.
It’s hard to put into words but because of WHO she is and ALL that she does, I am able to be who I am and do all that I do. She is the CEO, CFO, Accounting and Human Resource Manager for the Lee household. One small example is I don’t have the first clue how much we pay for groceries each month. I don’t know how much our gas, electric or water bill is.
If you ask me to do something this weekend, I’d have to check with her. I don’t know our schedule.
Without her…I am LOST! Literally.
Far more important, she was the shepherd of our children’s hearts. Any credit we get for great kids goes straight to her. THAT much I am sure of.
Last, and certainly not least, I am thankful for the “Easy Silence” she creates for me. I got that phrase from the great philosophers “The Dixie Chicks”.
In the easy silence that you make for me
It’s okay when there’s nothing more to say to me
In the peaceful quiet you create for me
And the way you keep the world at bay for me
The way you keep the world at bay
Her ability to “keep the world at bay for me” is remarkable. A recent increased role with her employer created the need for some long weeks. For the last few months, she has worked three jobs every day.
We are in the midst of change in our life.
Things never stay the same and we are doing our best to adapt.
It takes someone special to deal with me and I am married to that someone.
There is no coincidence I’m popping Nexium and blood pressure medicine every morning. Outside of our home, we run a pretty crazy pace and this is just a part of it. It’s chaotic and makes all that she does even more important.
Inside our home, she keeps the world at bay. She allows me to be a husband to her because details have all been taken care of.
She creates an “Easy Silence” for me.
And… I am forever grateful.