We are all at the Manila Autosalon to support the husband.
He has a booth at the show, and we have come to give our full support on a Sunday afternoon.
I’ve asked my three year old to pass out pamphlets, and even yaya is there to help. There she is, passing out stickers and marketing collaterals:
Even my mother is part of the festivities. She’s in her 70s but so far, she’s still a trooper:
To be honest, I’m a bit tired.
I’ve been working 6 days this week and had experienced many discouragements at work. Today was a day I could zone out and let my mind breathe a little to try to forget all my problems.
But the Manila Autosalon is merely once a year. It’s the largest car show in the country right now and husband invested quite a bit of money on this marketing effort to promote his company’s new product, ECU reflash.
How can I selfishly insist that my wants and needs be met, instead of supporting him especially at this critical time?
So we are all here to support.
We gather our strength, take a deep breath, and show up. Not only do we show up, but we really show up. We give pamphlets, buy the workers food and drinks and talk to customers.
Because my husband needs us, and with us there, work becomes an enjoyable family effort.
Who says that work and family should be separate?
Husband appreciates this.
He gives me a hug and tell me that he’s glad that we are here for him.
Sure, he’s tired too from four days of talking and entertaining customers. His feet hurt and his voice sore.
But at least we are all here, and he doesn’t need to worry about us anymore.
He doesn’t have to worry about our kid cause she’s here with us, nor does he have to worry about me because I obviously support what he’s doing. I know it’s for our sakes and his family.
What’s more, I don’t have to worry about him and his eyes wandering. Hahaha! There’s a lot of beautiful models at any car show… not that I’m ever threatened. 🙂
A beautiful car show model.
Later on, we will eat a late dinner as a family.
We will talk about our day, he will tell me about his achievements and I will listen to him and give him advice on how he can even do better next time.
Supporting him brings us closer.
We create more shared memories, and on the plus side, husband feels that we are more of a team.
And at the end, that’s what makes marriages stronger and deeper — the fact that you’re a team, working for a common good, building each other up and encouraging each other.
Rest can come next week. I can always find time to rest and recharge.
But my husband needs us. Given that we have a small business, he needs all the help he can get.
So we are all here.
“I’m glad I married you,” he said. “You make me a better man.”
And all of us are happier as a result.