So the morning came again just as it always does and for that I am grateful.
My little guy is in preschool my husband got him on the bus this morning.I got to sleep in, after they left I contemplated getting up but laid there and fell asleep for another hour. When hubs got back he laid down a page in a book he had been reading. He told me he was going up to keep his dad busy at the hospital while his mom got a little procedure done. He wasn’t gone for no more than an Hour and a half. He has been of work again for about a week. He works in a place with children who have handicaps he has been able to hold down this job for almost three years which is remarkable for him. Your probably thinking well he should be holding down a job regardless of what the job is to take care of his family but that is not how its been for us. I do believe where he is at now in his mental stability is where he will stay because he has been through lots of therapy pretty much from the beginning of our relationship and plans to keep going.
When we met he had been out of the Army for almost two years. He spent most of his eight years in war zones give or take a few. Lots of people in my life don’t like to hear his excuses but that is okay its “Him and me” Not us and everybody else” also at this point in the game I am done defending our relationship. This last few years we have been really enjoying the marriage, we attend some church activities together along with some friendships we have required, we both our pretty spiritual so we talk about books we read that strengthen our walk with the lord, sometimes when were not to tired we enjoy watching a good movies than discussing them, if were really lucky we get to go out on a date without the boy, though it has been few and far between we appreciate those times even more.
So for the time being he is on what they call “alternative leave” where he gets paid but they investigate him for the way he had to put someone in a restraint recently, which this is the third time this year! Of course each one there were no findings which there not going to find anything. This time another guy is involved so at least there are two of them telling the same story. The good thing here is were both fed up with these accusations but understand they must look into them, but we have decided that after this investigation when they call him back he will just be putting in his two weeks last time we went through this was a bit long drawn out and agonizing only because it is scary especially when you have your own family at home your trying to take care of also we believe we have been through enough as a couple were not going to let this job tear us apart.
So we choose “us” in the words of my mom Lynn “We made choices that people didn’t like but it wasn’t for them it was for us”
So with this said I am back to work full-time and during his paid time off, for now he is taking care of the boy. Thank god for the “Tin Can that is cheap living it will get us through for now because “A House is made of brick and stone a Home is made of love Alone” It may be a cliché but its true love has got me through up till now and I believe it will hold strong!
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From what I gather, your husband was in the army and perhaps is in therapy because of that… and because of the recent happening he is on temporary leave till the investigation over using restraints .. is cleared up. When others question him working or not…. it’s good that you realize it’s only you and your husband that should be concerned… not them. As long as you have a place to live, and can take care of each other and your child… that is the most important. Perhaps he will find something else that is less stressful to do if he decides to leave his current place of employment. Just curious …what do you mean ‘tin can’… ? … a trailer perhaps. .. Because my husband and I moved into a mobile home … when we moved a year and a half ago.
Home is where the heart is and love is! Diane
Also I love that last line you through in and I must say I agree.
Yes it sounds like you caught my drift in the story that is good. Yes I mean a mobile home a older one at that. I like to add a little humor to my writing and life as well. We are both looking forward to something new on the horizon but he don’t want to quit during the investigation because it would not look good at all. Thank you for reading this was more free writing. I am trying to get used to writing on a whim!