I am married to a good man........so, allow me, some observations.........
he comes home at the end of the work day
his money comes home
he provides for his family
he counsels his family
he draws lines for family substance, moral codes and behaviors
he cares more about the dependabilty and safety of his child's vehicle, than he does his own......he knows that flaming green or orange windshield wiper blades..........well, they simply offer nothing.......she needs clean glass and anti freeze or a cooling agent for the AC
she needs good brake pads and a muffler is required in our state...........a good battery is paramount............she rides on tires and good, quality shock absorbers
He cares more about our child, than she cares about herself........even if it cost her some degree of " coolness" or " hipness".....whatever the kids are saying today
he performs the " nasty" or " gross jobs" around the homefront
he rescues not only his wife, but also his children who are broken down or stranded along the hi-ways, he is far more concerned about either of us, than he is in the current ball game score
He serves without being a " wimp"........he performs, and he is entitled to his fair share and due............and he expects nothing less
He can be counted on to be here in the morning light, even when the previous evening did not go well or as planned.
He has the ability, the stamina, the dedication, the resolve and the honor, to honor his committments. You can expect that after 30 years, he will still be in the ball game at year 35.
At the end of any day.........any day....my husband will take from his pocket, his time, his fatigue, to see that YOU, a total stranger, has life just a little bit easier, or with a little less worry.
He will go hungry, so that you can eat.
It is more, than I would ever, dare, to ask of him.