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Photo a Day – February 16, 2012

He drives me crazy sometimes. Absolutely insane. And there are times that I just plain don’t like him.

But he’s all mine, and he really does do the best he can. What more could a girl ask for?

This is a man who walked out of an extremely well-paying job in Singapore and took a job in the UK, so that our kids (particularly James) could see and experience Europe whilst we were able to. It wasn’t the best move financially, but the things the kids saw and did – well, you can’t put a price on that. And then, he walked out of his UK job when it became obvious that the health and education systems were failing his boy. This time he didn’t have a job to go to.

And that’s what brought us here to the Gold Coast. And it has been really tough since we came back to Australia, with Julian unable to find a decent job to support his larger-than-average family. We have struggled, but no one has struggled more than Julian. It is demoralising to realise you can’t adequately support your family, whilst trying to provide a lifestyle that our kids only ever dreamed of – warm weather, beautiful beaches, friendly people, good health system, excellent education system, carers, and easy access to most places.

However, it looks like things may start to improve. After floundering from one commission job to another these past 18 months, Julian has finally started up his own business and is now working hard to make it a success. It’s not easy, and there have been days where the stress has really gotten so much that I thought he would crack, but he’s still here. He’s still here, working harder than ever and trying to do all he can to give us the life he always dreamed of.

And I can’t ask him to do any more than that. He’s a good man. The best. And he really needs to be told that more often.

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