This is my husband, Jeff’s, new car. This car represents Jeff’s professional and business success and that makes me a proud Chinese wife. Even though I think this car is overpriced, excessive, and overpriced (did I say that already?!), I love what it represents, and I love that it makes him happy. As a wife, I want my husband to find success in something he is passionate about. Being Chinese where good fortune is so highly regarded, success is almost a requirement. Early in our relationship, a combination of luck and a lot of hard work, I was one of the first employees of a very successful start-up that sold for millions of dollars. As happy as I was with the success in my career, it put Jeff in my shadow. As a Chinese wife, I didn’t want him there. And as a proud Chinese man, I knew Jeff did not want to be there. I always knew Jeff would do great things. It took him a little while to find his success and I am so, so…SO proud of him.
Jeff is a police officer. He realized later in life he wanted to be a policeman. He was the oldest cadet in the police academy. Good thing he is young at heart. This picture is from the day Jeff was sworn in. He was so happy. As much as I don’t like he has a dangerous job, I love that he has found something he is so passionate about.
Jeff’s newest business venture is a hot dog shop. He and two of his friends opened this shop three months ago and it is a big success. Business has been so good that they are already talking about opening more stores.
No matter how much monetary success Jeff has, I will always be most proud of the dad he is to our kids.
I’ve left my professional career to stay home and raise my kids and take care of Jeff. It’s been a hard transition to be number two, but I wouldn’t have it any other way because I love being a proud Chinese wife.
PS. How does your husband make you proud?