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‘This man worked a 13-hour day in 90-degree weather, walked through the door and said, ‘I’m home. What can I do to help?’: Woman pens love note to husband, ‘I’m raising our boys to be just like him’

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“This man worked a 13-hour day in 90-degree weather and walked through the door and said, ‘I’m home. What can I do to help you?’ Yet, these are words I hear from him often.

He is not a ‘unicorn.’ Men like these exist.

The kind who wash the dishes after you cook. Who do the yard work because they know you hate it. Who work 60+ hour work weeks and still come home and play with their kids, give their wife a kiss, and ask, ‘What can I do to help?’

Who gets up some nights to change the baby’s diaper while you get ready for a night feeding. Who gives the kids baths and puts them down for bed. Who spends his weekends with his family. Who cracks a cold one once the kids are down, and plays Farkle and Rummy with his wife.

Leader of the home, equal partner with his wife, provider, protector, and hands-on father. I’m so glad I married this man, and that he also acknowledges my hard work at home with two kids, nursing, cooking, and cleaning. We take care of each other. It’s 50/50, and we are raising our boys to be men, just like their father.

I see so many women cry and complain that their partner doesn’t help with the kids, bills, housework, give them any attention, etc. My heart breaks when I hear, ‘Oh, that’s men,’ or ‘I just deal with it and suffer.’

Ladies, that isn’t a man. Make him do better or find better! If you got a good one who treats you like a queen, then treat him like the king he is.

Marriage is a partnership, not a dictatorship. My husband and I both take care of each other and are very happy.

Many blessings and happiness to all you kings and queens.”

This story was submitted to Love What Matters by Jessica Maddux. You can follow her journey on Facebook and her website

Courtesy of Jessica Maddux

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