Friday, April 9, 2010
Feel Good Friday: “We are back! We are back, we are back, we are back!”
I recently found the blog of The Girl Next Door Grows Up. She is awesome! So she does a weekly meme called Feel Good Fridays. So I chose the prompt: Write about something that happened to you this week that really made you smile. Was it your child, husband, or maybe a complete stranger did to you?
My husband lost his job when Thomas was six weeks old. He was devastated to say the least. Leading up to this, he was pretty miserable at this job which meant he was pretty miserable at home, too. To make a long story short, he found another job in less than two months, which is pretty unbelievable in the state of Michigan. Actually he found two jobs, and he wasn’t sure which one to take: the one that had was less money, but the company seemed like a good fit or the one that paid a bit more, but didn’t give such a warm and fuzzy feeling. It came down to the wire, and when he asked me, I told him we’d be alright with the less money because it was only temporary. He agreed, although he felt nervous about the money. He took a huge pay cut, but it was a good job with good benefits. He’s been doing really well there and the “only temporary” part is over. The company has acknowledged his hard work with some nice monetary compensation. I saw a twinkle in his eye and pep in his step that I had not seen in a long, long time. I told him over and over how proud I was of him. And then he told me, “Thanks for all of your support through the past couple of rough years. I could not have gotten here without you.”
That really made me smile. As a SAHM, I feel like a lot of my job is behind the scenes, more like the producer rather than the star actor. It felt nice that he acknowledged me during his moment of glory. It’s hard for me to remember that I actually have a part in this because I am not the one getting all dressed up and going to The Office to Work. So I feel like we pushed through a very difficult time in our marriage and came through better and stronger. I really feel like we are a team. And that makes me smile.