This is going to be a soppy post. I don't ever tell my hubby how special he is- how awful is that!!!! He's working so hard at the moment and is so stressed. He agreed to take a promotion on at work back in September. The payrise actually worked out to be miniscule- less than he expected. But the worse thing about it - is that they have been unable to recruit anyone to take over his old job. No one wants it- and no one can use the computer system that they use . So he's been carrying two jobs for nearly a year now. They have talked about him taking half of his old role on in addition to his new job permamently with a pay rise. But to be honest I think it is too much for him. He is dreading this week- because something has happened probably due to the stress they are all under- that needs to be sorted somehow before the factory goes into 'shutdown' summer break. He also has to make some people redundant at the end of the week. He is a genuinely nice man- and is stressing about that aswell. I wish I could make it all disappear- and wish that I had a better job so that he didn't feel it was all on him to shoulder. Emma is autistic- and whilst she is at school I might be able to find a job with more hours. But she has holidays and various appointments I need to attend- and childcare (although she's now adult) would be more than I earn, probably. So he feels the pressure because of that.
But 'most' of the time he's a really positive person - and he'll help anyone. He helped the old chair of the swimming club with his new swimming club at a gala on Saturday and he'd also agreed to pick me up after the theatre and take my friend home so that we could have a bottle of wine with our meal. He can totally miss things because they go over his head- so can really drive me mad at times. BUT I know that if I ever need him - he will be there. He doesn't always know the right words to say- he's not the best with flowery words. But if someone needs help - although I don't like to take him for granted I know he'll be there.
So he deserves to have hero status today!!!!!! He's the one on the floor in the photo with my cousin and uncle at a recent wedding.
I toyed with including two other people today- but I don't have photos of either.
My hubby's grandpa was a 'hero' in the true sense of the word. He was a doctor and during the war he advanced into 'dangerous' territory to treat and save some soldiers and was mentioned in dispatches. He was a lovely, unassuming man and wish I had a photo to show. But Guy's grandma never allowed anyone to spend time with him alone for some reason. So I never got to know him very well.
My friend also had some heroes of her own yesterday- but I wasn't there with my camera. Her oven exploded and caught fire and she had smoke everywhere. She had 2 fire engines attend - so lots of heroes there. Luckily no one was hurt and the insurance company are sending a cleaning company round and an assessor to see what needs replacing.