My wife is incredible. Not only does she take care of our beautiful 9-month-old son, but she manages our finances, handles all paperwork, insurance, legal sh*t, keeps our house from being a sh*t-sty, and basically manages my calendar of events. She cooks, takes care of me, and still manages to look f*cking gorgeous 24/7. She’s incredible.
As far as I’m concerned, the world’s filled with strong women who hunker down and do sh*t because it needs to get done. The sad fact though, is that lots of women go unappreciated, like, pretty much all of the women in my family and community I was surrounded with growing up.
So when Philip Urtz saw his wife, Jessica, eating dinner alone every night, time and again, he decided to pay tribute to her online in this amazing Facebook post that was featured on the popular Love What Matters page.
The poster’s wife, Jessica, works as a nurse on 14-hours shifts, taking care of people who are having “the worst days of their lives” as Philip puts it in his heartwarming post.
This is my wife Jessica having dinner after a 14 hour day. She comes home from work, has enough time to eat and get ready for bed and it’s back to work the next day for another shift. She is up early to get ready for her day. She doesn’t like to be bothered in the morning and I respect that. She showers, throws her hair up, grabs her lunch gives the dog and me a kiss and heads out the door. At work she takes care of people who are having the worst days of their lives. Strokes, Car accidents, motorcycle accidents, falls, breaks, brain damage and more. She takes care of mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, friends and families. It doesn’t matter who you are or what happened. She will take care of you. She works through lunch and rarely has time to sit. She comes home after 14 hours, takes off her shoes that have walked through blood and tears, and just wants to sit down. I don’t ask her about her day because She doesn’t like to talk about work when she is home and that’s fine.”
Urtz praises his wife’s ability to soldier through her work, despite her emotional state and the daily stresses of her strenuous job.