“I packed up our four kids, wrote a goodbye letter, and drove three hours away to a hotel. I left my husband today. My husband and I went to a marriage counselor regularly. That didn’t help.
But it’s not what you think. My husband is a very hard worker; his hobbies revolve around work, and his conversations revolve around work.
But he burned out. Days turn into weeks, which turn into months, which turn into years. 10 years, to be exact. Ten years of terrible work and returning home, where people and animals depend on you not only for material but also for emotional, physical, and spiritual support. There are no days off. There is no rest. You can’t do that when you’re running your business and running a family.
Why am I sharing this? Because, besides my relationship with my Lord, the most important thing for me is my relationship with my husband. Because men appreciation isn’t very popular. Because saying a father needs a break makes most women roll their eyes. But it’s true y’all. Men need moments of rest and refreshment. Especially when they bear the weight of a family upon their broad shoulders.
I packed up four excited children, wrote him a goodbye letter and wished him a well-deserved rest and that I’d see him tomorrow night. I drove three hours… because I love my husband and he needs scratch that, deserves, a break, just as much as me. Because at the end of the day, the children will leave, the business will be passed on, and it will be just the two of us. But for that to happen, he has to brake before he breaks. Our men aren’t fragile but they’re not forever either. Love him well.”