For Better or Worse

Today is one of those days where the husband pisses me off.

You see, he currently does not have his license, so that means if he needs to go somewhere, I have to drive. This is why we get up at the butt crack of dawn. We have to leave the house by 6:30 in order to get him to work and GG to school on time. During the summer, we're not quite as rushed, but we still try to leave around the same time to avoid the worst of rush hour traffic.

If things don't go as planned, than someone is late. Today was one of those days.

We were sitting in traffic coming up on one of the more congest4ed intersections. It doesn't seem to matter what time of day you try to go through his particular intersection - it is always congested. Today we sat. And sat and sat and sat. Through 4 or 5 green lights. One perk to having smart phones is being able to look up traffic stats. It didn't say why we were sitting there, but we could see where the heaviest traffic ended.

Finally I was able to pull close enough tot eh intersection and turn up a side street. Once we figured out where to get back onto the main road, it was smooth sailing. But since we were pushed back time wise, that meant we hit heavier than normal traffic on the way back home.

Of course GG was late for school. Thankfully it was only by a few minutes. And it's the last day of school, so I'm not overly concerned.

What this all boils down to is the fact that I hate driving the husband to work every day. It wouldn't be a big deal if he worked closer to home. It's a 30 mile trip on way. That's a lot of driving in one day!

The reason for him losing his license is not a story I'm going to delve into at the moment. That's an entire post in itself. But I will say there were many rough times before that incident. I know some people have wondered why I didn't leave and trust me, the thought did cross my mind. Have you ever really paid attention to the wedding vows? In sickness and health; for better or worse. Marriage takes work and if you're not willing to put in the work, than why bother. We have worked through a lot of things and things are better now.

Even though I get pissed on days like today, I'm still willing to suck it up and continue working.

Jules Out Loud


Chara Lynn said...
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Kmama said...

Sorry you had a rough day. And yes, I've had days like that before.

I totally agree on the "in sickness and in health, for better or worse". Marriage is WORK.

Shell said...

I have a few stories I could tell that I know people would say with head bobbing, finger-wagging "Ooooooh, girl, I would have left his ass." But, I do take my marriage vows seriously, too.