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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 asked the professional about his family life. It was a good answer that he got from the professor on the life of an actor, and he told him that at times he would have a good pay from the job and other times he will have a spell of no job which can be rather challenging to family life.

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. It thus required him to study A.B.S in Business Management which he passed in. 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. They would then help their clients in the repair of leaking pipes, installing of water heater, repairing commodes and any other services you needed from this company. 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. They would take the breakfast and the lunch that his grandma would make. They would sit and take them around the kitchen table. 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.

Currently, his grandfather is in an assisted living facility while the grandmother is in a nursing home where he drives to see them each day. He has plans to expand the business in future. We have two children who he loves. He gets to twirl them whenever he comes home for lunch tired. He is always prepared to do so. He is hardworking that is why I love him.