I just realized today my husband doesn’t eat in the morning to feed our son and me
I (29F) and my husband (30M) have had a tough life recently. When I had my kid at 27, corona started. I lost my job. My husband’s company failed and everyone left.
We didn’t know what to do anymore. We barely had food to eat. I tried selling stuff, but it wasn’t near enough. I once walked to our bedroom and saw the door slightly open. I looked and saw my husband crying. It was the first time I see him cry.
I sat next to him and he started apologizing, saying he failed as a father. I calmed him down and told him we are fine and he is doing an amazing job.
Few months ago, he landed a job that is paying him so well and it was the first time in a while I saw him this happy. But thinking about it, I noticed he stopped eating breakfast with us.
There are days he wouldn’t even eat, and just sits with us on the table and looks at us eating. When I ask him, he would say he wasn’t hungry.
There were nights he wouldn’t sleep either. I kept asking him every day if he is okay because he is too skinny and looked so pale because of that.
He finally told me yesterday why he was doing all that and said he wanted to make sure that me and our son had enough to eat, so he would skip eating to make sure there is enough food for us. And he would stay up at night planning how he is going to spend the money on groceries and stuff.
I started crying when he told me all that. He was sacrificing his life for us. I don’t know what I was going to do without him.