I talked with my husband today as he shared news with me of just another injustice he and I have to deal with on a daily basis. He tries to shelter me from the consequences of his past, as I try to shelter him from the consequences of mine. We each have enough to deal with of our own.
It made me realize how blessed he and I are to have each other. I am thankful for the daily sacrifices he makes for me and his children each and every day. He works hard, is away from us all week, lives as frugal a life as one can, and exhausts his body and his car every weekend as he drives four hours each way to be with us. His life is not easy. But he sacrifices much for the ones he loves.
While the majority of society manipulates it and/or fails to stand up and face their responsibilities, Rick and I take it all head on. The consequences of our actions are many, but we don't shirk the responsibilities attached to them. We sure wish we would have done things differently … lots of things …. but know that we can't change the past but can only hold tight to each other and make a better future for ourselves and our kids. Lord knows we wish we could leave some things and people behind.
I am just blessed to have those I do have. I have a good family. Rick and I have a strong marriage. And we have kids who love us and want to spend time with us. Those are true blessings. All the hardships make those blessings so much sweeter.