I always look at them and reply, "Because he wants a wife when he retires."
I had one older gentleman look at me, look at Gary, then look back at me. He said, "Money has to take precedence."
I'll never understand that concept. Money is not nearly as important to me as my marriage is. Money is not nearly as important to me as my children spending time with their father is. Money is not nearly as important as being with my husband. Money, in fact, is left far in the dust in terms of importance. Am I saying that I would give up Gary's retirement at this stage in the game? No. Not unless something drastic happened. But, I'm only willing to put up with the on-the-road lifestyle that Gary has for so long.
So, the reasons Gary will retire as soon as it is practical for our family are as follows:
|Xavier is a Daddy's Boy|
|Gary likes Stratego.|
|Sometimes, Dominic needs a helping hand.|
|Gary's always willing to be bitten by vampires.|
|Who else could force choke Gabriel while being bitten by a vampire?|
|I want to spend every New Year's Eve with my man.|
|He makes me laugh, and I need that in my life every day.|
|Our family's not complete when Gary's gone.|