“Remember this, – that there is a proper dignity and proportion to be observed in the performance of every act of life” Marcus Aurelius
When I think of my husband, Mitch I think of many attributes: hardworking, loving, and giving to his family and friends. This past week my hardworking husband put in 70 hours, came home with a smile even though Becca and I knew he was worn out but as I wonder how does he get through such trials and tribulations? Dignity! His motivator in most things in his life is his pride in his marriage, fatherhood and family.
Sometimes it is his dignity that can get in the way of making decisions about finances, he just does not want to give up on what he believes is the best for his family. As many of you know, at first Mitch was not on board of walking away from his home, in fact he kept trying and trying to keep our home by working overtime to pay the expensive house payment. His determination was admired by many especially me, finally he realized that his hard work and the payoff should be applied in other areas of our life instead of being a slave to the bank.
So you see his dignity is his kryptonite and his salvation, it is his moral compass when it comes to all things humanistic in the world. Recently, he said to me ,“ I really want and need to learn Spanish, if not for myself but for A. a Hispanic coworker at work.” It is his dignity that brings out the best of Mitch, he teaches through his actions and desire to our daughter of how to be a good human being and that is why I love and admire him so much.