I am not one of those girls that always brags on her husband. Bragging is not my forte.
However, I do believe that vocalizing genuine appreciation for someone (be it public or not) is acceptable. I have a lot of feelings towards my guy, and appreciation has been at the front of the line most recently.
I am not the best when it comes to making my husband feel appreciated. His hard work often gets lost in the shadow of daily routine. Despite how hard he works, I still love to remind him that I do all of the laundry, dishes, cooking, bills, etc. I sometimes envy his "freedom" when he leaves the house each day, unattached. "Must be nice to come and go as you please."
But the truth is, he leaves the house so I can stay.
He works hard so that I can stay home with our perfectly plump little girl-watch her every move and milestone. I have to remind myself that just because he doesn't have an infant attached to him 24/7 does not mean he has complete freedom. He has the weight of his very demanding job and providing for his family on his shoulders.
I think it's important to remind myself that he doesn't have it so easy-quite the opposite, even. I am thankful to be able to stay home with our baby. 70% of moms go to work outside of the home each day, so I realize it's a much smaller percentage of women that actually get to stay home with their babies.
If you have a spouse that leaves so you can stay, join me in thanking them today.
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