The Footsteps That Paved My Path – Footstep 13

Marriage. A vow I took ninteen years ago while being almost illiterate to its profound meaning and impact on one’s journey. “Marriage is about becoming a team. You’re going to spend the rest of your life learning about each other, and every now and then, things blow up. But the beauty of marriage is that if you picked the right person and you both love each other, you’ll always figure out a way to get through it.” Nicholas Sparks 
My husband doesn’t have a footstep on my path, he has many. At the very beginning of our marriage he discussed with me the expected responsibilities and how we can team up to get things done while enjoying our life. I was impressed with his wisdom in managing our life as a couple with the very limited resources we had back then. Turning into a mother, I wished to have him as my own father for the way he nurtured our son and cared for his well-being. Giving birth to my daughter three years later I admired how he read for her books and taught her to fish, and I was fascinated with his ability to be a friend and parent at the same time. 
When I started pursuing my dream in writing my novel, he became my number one supporter, encouraging me and boosting my positive spirit. He was the first to read my manuscript and to give me a book review.
Getting married at my early twenties, I spent nearly half my years married to my husband who had constantly modelled how a great family man could be and how a civilised husband acts.

From my husband I learned how to act according to my values, how to practice empathetic listening, how to right wrongs, how to synergise and most of all how to get the best out of people with the power of love, genuine unconditional love.
Read the intro to this series at:

 https://imanrefaat.com/2016/10/02/the-footsteps-that-paved-my-path-prologue/

  

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