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. What changed his course is the answer that the received from a current professor and a professional actor. He wanted to know how the family life of the professor and an actor was. The professional genuinely answered the question and told him that it is not stable as you will have times that you get an opportunity where you will get good money and other times when you have nothing at all especially when your family needs you.
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 did not decide on what form of business he was into until when his grandfather inquired from him whether he would have been interested in the family plumbing business since he was retiring from that. He studied for that and took his exams and excelled in them. From that, he acquired a license as a professional plumber, and I had a job as a technical writer.
Before everyone else was up, he would get up put on his uniform and leave to his grandfather’s home who he would help into the 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. Whenever my help was needed, I was there to help, and with this, I had gotten used to the late night emergency repair calls.
The job also offered him a great time to stay close to his grandparents. They would take the breakfast and the lunch that his grandma would make. They would sit and take them around the kitchen table. He had some skills in graphic design with which he used to develop a new logo for the business, a magnetic truck sign, business cards, and asite for their company.
His grandfather is now in an assisted living facility and his grandmother in a nursing home where he gets to visit them. In the future, he plan to expand the operations of the business. We happen to have two children who love their father so much. He gets to twirl them whenever he comes home for lunch tired. He is always prepared to do so. I love him because he is such hardworking.