This is one of those personal posts. Just warning ya. However, I can not let the week go by without acknowledging this milestone event for our family. I've mentioned before that my hubby is a State Representative. He represents approximately 71K people. Whoasa...that's a lot of lives to be serving the best interests of, no? I try not to think about all that stuff too much because it gets me all stressed. He has served 8 years now....since Mailey was 2 and William was 4. It's what they know. It's what they think of when they think of Daddy going to work.
Now, it's not like a movie star status thing in this state. Nah. No special treatment or fancy trips. So get that outta your head. Rather it is a quiet honor in our house that he serves. Come session time it's really quiet actually. Long hours, long meetings, long periods without seeing Daddy/Hubby. Yep. But it's a life we've grown accustom to and we just do it. Ya know? In fact most of our friends probably have NO idea what type of hours we lead during session. How stressed we are about the bills that come across the table. How his vote may affect the community and state...it's big stuff to have to think about. He gets real moody and quiet during this time, and I let him be. I can not imagine the stress he's under and the tug in his heart and head to make the right decisions. (this also may be why I am beyond exhausted right this second come to think about it....)
On the upside though, we've had some supercool opportunities. And we've made friendships across the state from many walks of life during the 8 year journey.