The Reasons I Love My Husband Who is a Blue-Collar Worker
His dream when we first met in high school while he was 16 was to become an actor which he would say with a smile when you inquired this from him. He had taken a tour to the UNC Wilmington campus to ask about a course in theater production and fine arts. His destiny was however changed by an answer he got from a current professor and a professional actor. He wanted to know how the family life of the professor and an actor was. The professor answered the question in a rather open way by telling him that it is not something that one can depend on since you will have times of plenty and times when you lack especially when your family needs you most.
After he had viewed all the possibilities in being an actor, he decides to enroll for a business course in North Carolina State University. He was however not sure of what business he wanted to engage in until he had a talk with his grandfather who wanted to quit the family plumbing business. He studied for that and took his exams and excelled in them. He came to have his license as a professional plumber and I become a technical writer.
He would wake up every morning, get suited up and get to his grandpa’s home to pick him up in the old truck. Once they set out, they would repair the leaking pipes for their clients, repair the commodes, install water heaters and offer other services that customers wanted in plumbing. I could help in any way, and I was used to the emergency repair calls in the middle of the night.
The job also offered him a great time to stay close to his grandparents. His grandmother would take care of their breakfast and lunch. They would take their meals around the kitchen table which was a good time for them. My husband had some knowledge in graphic design which he used to modernize their company by creating a new logo, a magnetic sign for the truck, making the business cards and even a website to market their business.
At the time my husband manages the business alone since his grandfather is in an assisted living facility and the grandmother in a nursing home where he gets to see them. In the future, he plan to expand the operations of the business. We have two kids who he loves so much. They always wait for him so that they can get some twirl. He always has some energy left for that. He is hardworking that is why I love him.