my husband is entirely supportive of my freemason career… however the more responsibility i take on, the more I can see that his patience is waning. my husband is essentially a long suffering and often neglected freemason’s wife. (He is not a freemason, but his uncles and grandfather were, so he has family ties to the craft) And I can’t blame him really… I have skipped business meetings, missed trade shows, pushed back deadlines, slacked on housework and real work both, spent tons of money on travel, regalia, and books… All in the course of my journey through freemasonry, and all in my devotion to the craft. Of course the worst is that I often completely leave town over his birthday because it coincides with our National Convention…. Which is happening, again, this June.
Once again it I am choosing freemasonry over my husband’s birthday. I feel bad, but it’s not like we EVER do anything if I am home on his birthday anyway.. He usually just spends the day sulking. It has been a constant struggle these past 13 years, to get him a celebrate ANY holiday. If it is a “special” day, he usually spends the day pissed off at society/American Culture/or some other ideal. So, I feel bad, but not bad enough to stay home.
But that being said, It really is tough to mind your 24 inch gauge.