Dianne doesn’t ask much of me. But a couple of months ago she asked if I could take a day off from work so we could spend some time together during the day while the kids were still all in school.
Like many men, that sounded like a great idea – for the future. I was too busy that week. And because I am so “very, very important” the weeks slipped by and I didn’t do it. And it’s also easy to rationalize that I’m a ‘good’ husband and father.
Then I realized that school was almost over! I could continue to be very, very important, or I could keep my promise. I wish I could honestly say the decision was easy!
I took a day off, and the world (even my little world) didn’t come to an end. And we had a nice day doing nothing in particular.
I’m grateful for my wife – God was and is kind to me in so many ways through her!