Being a Better Wife, Because of My Son


Since having my son, I think a lot about the future. What kind of man he will become, the type of individual he will choose to spend his life with, and where I will fit into all of this.  As much as I’d love it, I know he won’t be a mama’s boy forever. I will need to let go and trust that he makes the right decisions for himself. I just know that if he decided to be with someone who treated him the way I catch myself treating his father, I wouldn’t be happy.

I haven’t always been a great wife. Heck, sometimes I’m not even a good one.

I lose my patience with my husband quickly. Normal topics of conversation get under my skin and I just can’t. I am short with him; I get annoyed, as if what he says is wasting my time or just completely uninteresting. After a long day, I bury my face in my phone as I aimlessly scroll through Facebook instead of sitting down to have a real conversation with him. All of this I am not proud of.

I am trying to be a better wife. I need to be a better wife, not only for myself and my husband, but for our son.

Our home is the first place he will learn about relationships and if I don’t start to demonstrate a healthy one, what is he going to learn? My husband is someone’s son. He has a mom who wants the best for him, just as I do for mine, and I am not delivering on that and he deserves better.

Every day I make a conscious decision to be better. To be the partner I want for my son someday. I’ve learned to take a deep breath and to let things go. I try to slow down and really listen to what my husband has to say. I give him grace and try to be more patient. I try to be more present, to put my phone down and spend time with those who matter the most, my family.

It’s not always easy, and sometimes I fail, but tomorrow is always a new day.  We have good days and bad, but the odds are beginning to tip in our favor and we are seeing many more good days.

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Alexa is a Midwestern girl at heart. After dragging her husband across the country to live on the beach in South Carolina, she realized there is no place like “home." Shortly after becoming engaged, the couple moved back to WI to “settle down” surrounded by family. Alexa is somewhat of an adrenaline junkie. Before becoming a mom, she could be found skydiving, cruising around on a motorcycle, or practicing her aim at the shooting range. As a stay-at-home Mom, her days now revolve around cuddles, play time, diaper changes, feedings, walks, and sneaking in some Netflix during nap time.


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