Moving to a rural area to a small holding, created a hobby farming role for my late husband, however, his real occupation was show business.
It’s easy to imagine that a show business life is a glamorous one and for much of the time, for him, it was.
For me though, life was different I was the wife left at home, the mother of our five children, the person who held the place together and kept everything running smoothly while he was away. Hardly a glamorous role, nonetheless I had plenty of opportunities to play that part, to dress up (which I absolutely loved), and make my husband proud to have me on his arm.
I never complained about the time he spent away from home it was just the way it was. We were teenagers when we met, I was there from the very beginning, we grew and evolved together.
One day while he was joking around he made a remark that stayed with me. “You do realise I work with glamorous women every day… then I have to come home to you!” He was teasing me, it was intended as a joke and at the time I laughed, but his words never went away.
Above pictures – A younger me and a lifetime ago, and it seems I had a penchant for hats. Two relaxed summer afternoons some six years apart with Baby Victoria and Baby Elizabeth.
Listening to comments from my children and remembering those days long gone, I realise now he had everything, I couldn’t have given him anything more. He had a supportive wife who was glamorous when she needed to play the part, and for the rest of time, he had a wife who made an effort to take care of herself.
These days I don’t have the same opportunities to be evening glamorous, except for one thing, my nails, always manicured, always Gel polished, and this week bright red!
(Gentlemen, Gel is a fast-drying, hard-wearing, long-lasting nail polish)
© SueW-nansfarm.net 2018 – Word-prompt Glamorous from Weekly Prompts