Today is my husband’s birthday. In my head, I truly think of him as the King of our Castle. As much as I complain about the image of the stepmother in our fairy tales, I feel as if my life has been a fairy tale. It has been a beautiful fairy tale because of my husband.
My husband, Bruce, is definitely our King. He sets the tone of our family. He stands for complete, unconditional love. He has provided a foundation for all of us and is the source of our stepfamily deep love and devotion. The miracle is that he leads through his silence. He laughs a lot, but you won’t find him lecturing any of us or telling us what to do. You certainly would not find him writing a blog!
In traditional fairy tales, you really don’t hear a great deal about the King. He is in the background. When I think about Bruce, we would all be lost without him. We look to him for guidance and we don’t feel like a ‘broken’ or divorced family because he is such a whole person. He does the right thing and we all know it. He sets a kingly standard that we are all challenged to meet.
Bruce, our King, we love you dearly. Hail to our King.