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The Silent Partner

My husband is off again and will be away. For me it means doing everything and for him missing out on our daughter. The Silent Partner here happens to be my husband but it could just as easily be me. I love his support and what he does for our family and even though he’s not always here, I want our daughter to understand what he’s doing and why he’s doing it.

The Silent Partner

Someone special puts the silent time in, A rock to this family, the underpin. Share on X
Someone special puts the silent time in,

A rock to this family, the underpin.

Like a mouse they’ll work without being seen

And repeat a travel, work, travel routine.

This may tire them but when they get in,

They hold you and swing you, their boutique gym.

They don’t always see you but they’ll smile,

The thought of you makes everything worthwhile.

Their goal is for your happiness to spread

And be back in time to put you to bed.

Mama Grace


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  1. Misa Misa

    Though we’ve no little ones now, my husband does shift work as it pays better than regular hours. We’ve started to plan our first family holiday in years, so the sacrifice is definitely worth it!

    • It’s hard. I’m her constant and I’m grateful for that but depending on the length of time he’s away she can take a time to adjust, which is hard for him.

  2. It’s great that you feel you are sharing the duties of looking after your children equally. Well done! Beautiful poem. Thank you so much for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost x

  3. That’s beautiful. My husband works pretty far away and it’s rare that he’s home for bedtime, and I know how much he loves it when he can manage to get home a bit earlier. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  4. Beautiful words. My husband loves the days that he makes it home for bedtime and it makes it even more special for the girls when he does. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  5. Aww this made me so emotional – it’s everything I feel when I go to work! Gorgeous words, my husband feels just like this when he’s home for bedtime xx

  6. Aw this is so sweet, lovely poem. I am the silent partner at the moment and it’s so hard, but when you do get home you really soak in each minute you do have with the family. : ) Thanks for sharing with #StayClassyMama!

  7. This is lovely. It’s so hard when one of you has to be away – it’s hard on the whole family – but it is all done out of love and to do what is best for the family #triumphanttales

  8. So lovely. A real special tribute. It must be hard to be the one missing out. Thanks for sharing with #TriumphantTales – hope to see you again on Tuesday!

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