My husband was medically retired from the armed services about a year ago and retired as an officer. He was lost in the civilian world, but since his pay was half of what it had been, he had to find a different job fast.
I offered to help, but he stood firm in my staying home, even though our boys were teenagers in school. He said he would do whatever it took to make sure we were taken care of and I didn't need to worry about anything. He worked at a civilian job working weekends and overtime if he could.
I'm happy to report that he recently obtained a job as a civilian employee for the armed services. He never gave up, and persevered until he found a job to better suit his personality. He remained strong in the belief that I should be at home taking care of everything as I have done for over 16 years. Even though our kids are older, they need to know I'm there if they need me. And my husband likes coming home to a well-rested girlfriend every night. So, changing the way we have built our happy home didn't seem like the smart thing to do.
I'm so happy to have chosen such a real man to be the best husband and father I could ever have dreamed of happening. Without his strength, courage and love, I would not be the woman I am today.