My husband and I are blessed to have a two-family income. It affords us the opportunity to take a few extra vacations a year, enjoy dinner out a couple of extra times a month, movies, gatherings – I mean we have a few things. Amen. Tony also hustles once or twice a week gathering scrap metal from the streets. The extra money from his hustle helped to pay off our wedding and will cover the expenses for our upcoming honeymoon in September. What’s the purpose of this blog then? Time. Patience. Togetherness.
In all of the great things that extra income has done for our family, I’ve been missing Tony a lot lately. Conflicting work schedules, various demands as artists, caring for our parents (especially Tony) – we miss a lot of “us” moments. A beautiful couple in our lives who mentors us, suggested date nights. We’ve been blessed to even incorporate those into our schedules, however, I find myself being a little more bratty these days. I want more than a date night. More than a really great dinner or random gatherings with friends. I want…more.
I often find myself remembering all of the extra time that magically appeared when we first started dating almost 3 years ago. Where was that time coming from? Oh, I remember! Late arrivals to work with puffy eyes from lack of sleep. Long phone conversations until we fell asleep on each other! Staying awake much later than any normal person should conversing. I remember. Why has the need for rest and rejuvenation taken over?!
Shouldn’t money be buying me a few extra hours each day?!
I know that with every relationship there comes a time for sacrifices and compromises. I am opening myself up to equally dividing my time between my passions and my husband (who conversely is one of my greatest passions). I like money. I love all of the things that I am involved in. I love my husband much, much more. In my quest on being a great wife, I am learning that prioritizing my life is one of my greatest tools for success. My husband does so much for me. The very least that I can do for him is be available.
Let the organizing begin.