Only the lonely. Wife.
I am going to let y’all in on a secret. It is a golden nugget of marital advice. It is for every wife, but it was specially created by the lonely wife. You may ask yourself, who is this “lonely wife”? Well, Stand up Momma, if your husband is deployed, a fireman, a doctor, or a businessman who travels to and fro. Sweet southern wife, raise your hands in the air if your better half spends half of his time sitting in a tree stand, hanging over a bass boat, or crouched in a duck blind. I hear ya. I feel ya. Hallelujah.
*DISCLOSURE: If your husband is unfaithful to you on any level, this blog is not for you. Girl, X out of this blog and go handle that mess.*
You need to understand that the lonely wife in this situation is happy, secure, and loved, but she raises the children and handles the household alone much of the time. The lonely wife deals with an interesting mix of emotions. I mean, let’s be honest, when honey ain’t home, it’s cereal for dinner, late movie nights in a bed full of kids, and a light load of laundry. But the few, tiny perks of his absence certainly do not quench the burning anger and frustration of doing it all alone. After all, being alone is…well…lonely. (Hence the lonely wife title.)
Not every wife is going to get this blog. Only the lonely, if you will. If you’re not a lonely wife, then you desperately need to know what not to say to your lonely wife friend. Never say, “I don’t know how you do it,” or “I would never put up with my husband being gone all the time.” See, your lonely wife friend can, and at times will, call her invisible husband every name in the book, but sister, if you talk bad about him…well…Hell hath no fury like a lonely wife. But listen up. Much can be learned from the independent, hard-working, and loving woman who is the lonely wife.
Her secret is this. The lonely wife understands that very few aspects of marriage and family are “ideal”. When it comes to real life, let’s just throw “ideal” out the window, shall we? Her husband isn’t called to a 9-to-5 Monday through Friday job. He is away from home for days, weeks, or perhaps months at a time, but she sets her sights on getting her jobs done and bridging the gap of miles between the loving husband and wife. She doesn’t concern herself with what is going on in the household next door. When faced with disappointment, she keeps her eye on the prize, which is of course, her family. In one hand she holds the key that keeps the family together, and in the other a pistol, ‘cause she will point blank shoot any intruder that breaks into her home. She is fierce. She is loyal. She is respected to the highest degree by her husband who knows her worth.
Lonely wife, can I get an Amen?
Husbands of the lonely wives, can I get an Amen, hallelujah, and thank you Jesus?
I just bet I can.