You don't always see it right away, but sometimes, you realize that something you've considered a curse has really been a blessing. This is going to sound ridiculous, but it hit me full force about a week ago that hubs' unemployment over the last year and a half has been a huge blessing for us. How did I come to this random realization you ask? But of course, through a song....
Not the best screen shot for them to capture, but the song is glorious, I tear up every time I hear it, and I loved the video. I can't say we have those lovely British accents, but hubs and I have come through a similar storyline.
Along our bumpy, one-income plus unemployment, road we have figured out how to really live within our means. We have a much better appreciation for what we do have and we still have managed to do some really fun things by saving and being smart with our dough. Even more important than the money though, is the fact that we really did find each other again.
We were the work all day, come home and go separate directions types before, and now we do so much more together. We entertain our friends at our house, we've rediscovered board games, I've delved into his video game empire a time or two and he listens to me gush about the latest Twilight (though he'll come nowhere near me while I'm watching). We actually talk to each other. Let me repeat that, we TALK to each other. Weird concept, huh? And when you spend as much time as we do together, you find yourself in topics you never thought to bring up. Heck, I've even learned some new things about the guy recently and we've been together for ten years! I won't say I always considered this a blessing, most days I voted quickly for the curse, but things change.
Would I have chosen this for us - heck no! Do I want him to go back to work soon - yes, please! But, in the mean time, I can say that three years later I really do love the guy more now than I did when I married him. He's stronger than I ever imagined.
Muah Babe - you're my hero.