(Closed) Proud of my hard-working SO.:)

posted 5 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
50 posts
Worker bee

@katiecat08:  Aww, that’s really sweet of you to recognize how hard he’s working and to a little patient with waiting on a ring. It can be so easy to get frustrated with our SOs during the “waiting” time, especially when they’re moving slower than we’d like, but it is so important to focus on their good qualities right now too. πŸ™‚

My Boyfriend or Best Friend works A LOT (70-80ish hour work weeks, typically) and his work ethic is one of the things I love most about him. It’s so inspiring to see how dedicated he is to his career and to building an incredible life for us. 

Post # 5
609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

@katiecat08:  Thanks for sharing this. It serves as a reminder for me to make sure to praise my SO for working so hard as well. He is working about 14 hours a day almost every single day of the week and there are many times that we don’t really speak to one another because he is just that busy. The only time we’ll get to talk is when he is driving on his way home from work. It’s gonna take me a little to get used to because this is his first year working in his profession. Indeed, it’s easy for me to pout and wish things would move faster but thinking about how hard working and passionate he is not only for himself, but for me and our future family is just amazing. Making sacrifices and hard-working men. True love right there ladies.:)


Post # 7
1543 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@katiecat08:  My Husband is working 2 jobs now. He works full time and now he’s also working a 2nd part time job at a gun store. But that’s like his dream job and what he would like to be able to do full time. But we are trying to get out of debt so other then the fact we agreed he could save 25% of it to buy the 400 dollar gun he wants. after that he won’t even see a dime of the money for a while.  He thought he was going to have a 5 day weekend and he was so looking forward to it. But instead he ended up having to work at the gun store yesterday, all day today and all day tomorrow too. He took a vacation day on monday from his full time job so i hope he atleast gets to have off on monday. He’s working so hard and i’m so proud of him! I’m going to prepare a nice dinner for him when he gets home so we can enjoy the little time we have together.

Post # 8
2959 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My FH routinely works 12 to 17 hours every day he works. I appreciate the alone time. In his case, the new owners of the business are trying to bust the union and there is no way the union members are going to let that happen.


Post # 9
2037 posts
Buzzing bee

AWWW that is awesome that your SO is hard working–It’s wonderful to have a man that you can be proud of.

My SO had to work 12 hour days (and one 14 hour day on Monday), just so that he could have Thanksgiving off with me.  He then had to work Black Friday, which was fine because I planned to go shopping…and when he got home I had dinner cooked, all the shopping done, etc…and we planned to put up the xmas tree.

Long story short, I feel asleep REALLY early, I tried to have a glass of wine while watching a movie with my SO, and I just passed out from all the shopping/waking up early/cleaning/etc.

I woke up at 2a to get some water, and when I came downstairs, SO was putting the finishing touches on our ‘winter wonderland’…he put up the tree, hung the ornaments, strung the lights, put up my winter houses, hung the stockings…….JUST WONDERFUL!!! 

It’s nice to be able to brag a bit!!  Excellent thread!

Post # 10
563 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - Alexander Homestead

@katiecat08:  That is so wonderful, Katie, and even sweeter that you thought to recognize him too! I, like you, am so very proud of him and his excellent wortk ethic and discipline.  So many people lack the discipline to save up and he could easily go into debt trying to go about things the wrong way.  You definitely sound like you have a keeper and can’t wait to read your story once he pops the question! 

I am very proud of my SO as well.  He has been working so hard over the past 2 years to move us closer and closer to our life goals.  This April, he moved to the city where I lived and found a job paying more than his previous job but was sadly a whole 1 hr 40 mins away form our home. πŸ™ Then this month he applied for and got a job right here in the city paying even more and only a 25 min drive from the house this time! He has told me that at this rate, he will likely be able to get out of debt by the middle of next year and hopefully have our wedding paid for by mid-2015. The most romantic thing my SO can do is daydream about our future and tell me what plans he’s making/steps he’s taking to get us there. *sigh* Just can’t get enough of him!Kiss We bees are all so fortunate to have such wonderful people in our lives. 

Post # 11
534 posts
Busy bee

SO works 6 days a week, about 55-65 hrs. I’m proud of him too πŸ™‚ He never went to college but he still pulls in about $500/day. He got himself there through hard work. He’s the best.

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