As the school year draws to a close, and Mr. Martin "the teacher" will become Mr. Martin "the stay-at-home-dad", I realize how much I will miss seeing him at work.
When I took this job at the beginning of the school year, everybody would comment to me about how they could never work with their husband, that they would just kill each other. I would always reply that we thought it would be fun, and we wouldn't see each other too much anyways. Besides, my parents worked together in the ice cream shop for 20 years and loved it!
At school, Phil is always teaching or in his department chair office, and in his free time he is usually found in the Campus Ministry room, discussing theology with faculty and students (Catholic nerd, that he is!). I am pretty much in my office every minute of every day (I even have a bathroom in here!) and so we rarely catch a glimpse of one another unless it's planned.
However, just knowing that he is around, and eating lunch with him a few times a week has been wonderful. He always tries to take the path that goes by my door, and my heart still skips a beat when he walks by my office and we smile at one another. He likes that I have gotten to know his co-workers and we can attend school events together (Masses, graduation, prom, orientations, etc). He says I've upped his cool factor ;)
I am so thankful to work at such a great school, with nice people and strong values, and especially with my husband by my side. God is good!