Man’s Refuge

While the wife is in the kitchen or running around picking up after the kids the husband finds his refuge. We’ve heard it all before:

  • He’s playing golf
  • He’s out in the garage
  • He’s in the barn
  • He’s at the bar
  • He’s off fishing
  • He’s out hunting

The argument could be… Why are they out playing while we’re in here working?           Where is my refuge?

But they are not playing…

  • They are amongst colleagues or friends expanding their business connections.
  • They are fixing or helping someone fix this or that.
  • They are hunting and gathering; what the Lord put them on this earth to do.

What is our problem? Sure, not every outing is going to reap a reward. But occasionally they bring home a fish, deer, extra cash from that fixing job, or a new client.

They are weathering the elements while we are comfortably in our homes. Is it fair that we complain about their never-ending work, while we stay at home? So what if they happen to manage their tasks in comfort?

Where is your man?


About Aligaeta

I am a life time resident of NY State. A graduate of Nassau Community College, AA in Liberal Arts and Queens College, BA in English and Sociology. I am the mother of four children, the survivor of divorce, and I love to write in prose. This blog will be a record of my journey... destination unknown. Read more...
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