It happened again ---- yes I am still married. See these rings?
We had a couple birthday parties to attend the other day. I was solo with the kids since Steve was working. I was chatting it up with someone, and I could totally tell they were digging about why Steve wasn't there. My response was "oh, he is working" and left it at that.
Just because I don't come with my spouse to events doesn't mean we are having problems with our marriage...he is just working. I wear my heart on my sleeve, so if, in fact, we were having issues I probably would have volunteered the truth.
Steve is often times reluctant to come to things...and the older he gets the worst it gets - I have heard this happens to all pilots - and I will prevent this from happening as much as I can... but he still comes to things because he knows it is the right thing to do. And if he isn't there, it is because he is working. Period.
He has missed weddings, reunions, parties...all because of working. Period. I guess I will just let people think what they want to think. I am secure in my relationship. Steve and I know where we are, and that is happily married. Life is good...we are good. Period.
I just hate that people are quick to assume things when Steve is absent. Oh well...I guess this is just part of the lifestyle...