Monday, June 4, 2012

Maybe I don't want to be an independent woman...

I have mad respect for the ladies who are independent and don't "need" a man to help them with tasks. I am quite capable of being on my own and taking care of my own stuff. But when people tell me that now I have to learn to do things for myself, all I can think is, well maybe I don't want to. My husband has been my "man" since we were 18. He has always been the one to take care of the "manly" things. I accepted our roles and enjoyed the security of knowing that if something needed to be done, he would handle it. While changing the tire on my car the other day, it hit me just how much my life has changed in that regard. I no longer have a "man" to count on to help with those"manly" things. Someone once told me to look at the positive, now I could learn to be totally independent. Well, what if I don't want to? What if I liked having the security of having someone to help me with the things I couldn't tackle alone. 


The point of this vent post is to say this, if you have someone in your life that gives you that security, please don't take them for granted. 

2 comments:

Angie Shook said...

Oh! Amanda, you have totally taken my exact thoughts! My husband was diagnosed in 2009 with cnsv and he was my rock. Everything has changed, i am no longer the stay at home mom, i am now the sole "bread winner". It sucks, but i am happy he is with me, i just miss being the "woman".

Amanda said...

Me too!!! Feel free to email me if you would like to chat more. thecatlady0107@live.com