Tuesday, October 6th 2009, I learned something wonderful. I learned that my husband truly believes in me.
He’s always been supportive, but being supportive isn’t the same as truly believing. Especially since he has known me for more than 25 years, and he is well aware of each and every flaw I possess.
When I began to write, my husband supported me in my ‘little hobby’. He helped me carve a little time out of the week, bought me a computer, and listened as I talked of plots, characters, and sentence structure.
After I completed the first book writing was no longer a hobby to me, but a passion. To my husband, it stayed my ‘little hobby’.
But yesterday he said four wonderful words that let me know he has had a change of heart.
He was telling me about his class. At the start of the year he had written a letter of welcome to all his students, and on Tuesday he decided to check to see how carefully they had read it.
After asking various questions and receiving the appropriate answers, he asked his class, “What does my wife do?”
One bright student answered, “She’s a writer!”
My husband paused in his story to tell me that he told the student that the answer was correct. Then he went on to say, “I never even told them you are also a librarian, you’ve made the transition.”
Have you ever heard four more beautiful words? You’ve made the transition! My wonderful, smart, not-easily-impressed husband now thinks of me as a writer.
I am happy. He believes in me.