Recently, my wife and I have been like two ships passing in the night. When I'm coming home from work, she's heading out to work. I sleep all day and wake up to go work in the evening while my wife and sons sleep. It's been incredibly difficult and trying but at the same time something that hopefully will strengthen our relationship.
It's taken an unbelievably large amount of patience and dedication as a couple, and as parents.
I miss my family, but the same time I know that I have to do this as part of my transition to my new career. It's only for a few short weeks and only a few more shifts remain, but it still is a difficult time for our family.
It's hard to not help with the evening duties and I feel that I'm putting a heavy burden on my wife. I miss reading books and late night snuggles and bath time with my boys. My wife's patience with what I have to do to move forward, deserves more credit than I give her.
She's been more patient and understanding with me and my work than I could ever be. Her positive attitude and strength have shown me that I need to work harder to be better. I miss my family but I have learned that together, we'll get through this time just like we've handled all the other "bumps in the road". I am focused on being thankful for the time I do get with my kids, thankful for my new career, and thankful for my patient wife.
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
|Eric is a Colorado native who loves to spend time with his family and (self admittedly) gets way too absorbed in the Broncos. He says that BUMC has been a wonderful addition to their lives and he looks forward to the future with the community.|