The past two days my wife has been sick, running a mild fever, coughing, and just feeling really tired and weak. So, I’ve stayed home to take care of the little guy. The last thing we want is for him to catch what my wife has.
I thought I’d use this as an opportunity to introduce our family. I like to think of us as a pretty normal family… Husband, wife, baby boy, and a dog. I work at a local bank in the accounting department, and my wife is a stay-at-home mom to our soon to be one year old.
I grew up in a pretty poor family (free lunches and textbooks at school, no money for extracurricular activities, lots of ramen noodles and macaroni & cheese for dinner). Looking back now that I’m an adult with a family if my own, I can see that things didn’t really have to be that way. There are things we can do to make a better situation for ourselves, and that’s what I’ve done. Granted, I have not “arrived” at that point where money is no object, and I never will. But you can have a great life without being rich. It’s all about doing what’s important to you, and focusing your money and energy on those things.
I am blessed to be employed by a company that provides sick days to allow me to stay home today and take care of our son.