Just before bedtime a couple of nights ago, my husband and I sat on the bed together. He watched television and I worked on my blog. I knew he really had no interest in my blog and even thought it to be rather silly and a waste of time, so I didn’t consider that he might be watching me.
Suddenly he said, “If your blog becomes famous and you make a lot of money, will you stay married to me?”
I looked over at him and was surprised to find a serious expression on his face. I didn’t even know what to say to that, so I just stared at him with a raised eyebrow.
“No,” he said, “I don’t really think you wouldn’t stay married to me.” Then he smiled a little bit. “But I bet you’d have to think about it, wouldn’t you?”
I said, “So now you think I might actually do something with this?”
He enthusiastically proclaimed, “Of course! I’ve always thought that. I’m so proud of you! I want to tell everyone I know about your blog! But I probably shouldn’t since you talk about me in it. I want to read your blog, even though I shouldn’t, and I almost have several times, and I might someday.”
His sincerity was unmistakable. He’s proud of me! He actually believes in what I’m doing! This was completely different from what I thought he was thinking about my blog! Wow, did I ever have him wrong. I’ve been on low-grade-grumble mode the past few weeks because doing this blog is really important to me for many reasons, and I thought he thought it was pointless.
I have no illusions about my blog becoming famous or my making any money from it (let alone a lot), but it was so important to me that he recognized my blogging as something that matters, anyway. Now I know that he does.
And when I snuggled up to him that night, grumble mode off, he knew that, yes, even if my blog does become famous and I make a lot of money, I’ll stay married to him.