I often felt like that when our children were young, but my husband had to work long hours so I could say home with them. And, yes, we have now been married more than 44 years. I think it is harder to see when we are younger, that things can and will improve. Part of it is because we are all so very selfish and we want what we want and we want it now. It's hard to see sometimes that short-term inconvenience or being uncomfortable for a while can have wonderful rewards later on. Our children had a very stable home, and they were told that Daddy would be home as soon as he could, that he had to work hard, and that we had to be understanding of why he was working so hard. He was not out doing things that he shouldn't have been doing. He was just working to provide for us. How I wish that I had been more understanding of that back then.
at 4:53 PM on May. 31, 2009