Last week I was at my daughter’s gymnastics practice when a pretty demanding migraine hit me. I didn’t want to snatch my daughter out of practice because it would hinder her goal of becoming the first professional princess to win a gold medal in gymnastics!
So, I called my husband and asked him to trade places with me so I could go home and nurse my headache. He came right after work, still in his ABU’s.
Just yesterday, I was at gymnastics practice again with “the Princess” and I noticed how many men were there. Not just men, but military fathers. Most of them, like my hubby, still had on their uniforms. One particular guy caught my eye when I decided to purposely look around the gym. He was having this deep conversation about dirty, smelly field rotations………..in his uniform, all while holding on to his daughter’s pink (with glitter too) duffle bag! I loved it!
That pink duffle bag made me realize how much I DON’T thank my husband enough for what he does at home. I express my pride and gratitude for what he does as a military Airman, the media and higher ups thank him for his sacrifices and everything he does for our country; but when was the last time I actually thanked him for the things he does at home?
I know sometimes we get caught up in life, at least I do. We do so much as military wives/girlfriends, especially those of us with children. When our husbands step up and help out with the family side of things, we are probably so exhausted that we tend to forget to say “thank you”.
Am I alone? When was the last time you thanked your husband, not for being a soldier, but for being a husband and a dad?
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