God Has Blessed
I am richly blessed to have been married to my husband, Mike, since 1976. I can never thank him enough for loving me unconditionally, warts and all. Two years after we were married in Chula Vista, CA we moved to Omaha, NE where we still live. Either I'm totally crazy for leaving the beautiful San Diego area to move to the Midwest or I'm totally in love with my husband who hates San Diego. Maybe it's a little of both...crazy in love.
We have been blessed with two children. and three energy-filled, funny, loving, energy-filled, impish, delightful, energy-filled (did I mention they were energy-filled?), smart grandchildren.
Mike and I have owned our own business for almost thirty years, Hofer's Auto Repair, Inc. It's a miracle we're still married. Again, it helps to be a little crazy when you work with your spouse. When I tell my husband he's driving me crazy, he always has the same response. "Well, you didn't have far to drive." So true. Sad, but so true. My husband, who really is the normal one in our relationship, is a master mechanic. He feels owning the business is a call of God on his life and he blesses his customers as God gives him the opportunities.
It helped that for several years I worked only part-time at the shop. During the day I taught at a church school here in Omaha. I also had the privilege of babysitting my grandchildren and homeschooling two of them for a couple of years. Currently I'm back at the shop full-time. We'll be retiring at the end of this year. I suppose retirement will bring on a whole new kind of crazy when we're home together. All. The. Time. Together. At. Home. Forever. At lease at work I'm in the office and he's out in the shop most of the time.
We indeed have been blessed abundantly with our family. Our family lives close by and we're constantly in each others' lives. There have been numerous challenges along the way. There have been times when we've loved each other unconditionally but didn't necessarily agree with each other in the heat of the moment. With God's help we usually are able to work those things out.
I know I don't say it enough, loud enough or sincerely enough: I love my husband. He's a totally cool dude. I'm proud of my children, Our adult children are fantastic, hard-working, and loving. And of course, I'm head-over-heels goofy for my grandchildren.