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May 5, 2013

I am proud of my husband

NORMAN — When you commit the rest of your life to a significant other, eventually you absorb characteristics of that person.

Prior to my marriage, I never watched a football game. I never cared for basketball, either. I also didn’t know that it was a slap in the face to any chef if you put steak sauce on your ribeye.

Now, I’m not saying that I love football or basketball, but I do have a better understanding and I’ve grown to appreciate that my husband enjoys watching sports. But, I have to add, that I still put steak sauce on my ribeyes. That won’t change.

And that street goes two ways. My husband has learned that when we drive up on an accident or anything that deems itself “breaking news” that I’m going to spring into action and either call the reporter on duty or start snapping photos myself. He also knows that if he sees news happen, he had better call me and let me know.

It’s hard to learn to be the spouse of a journalist. We never know when we will be home. You never know if we will be nice or not when you call us during the afternoon. Sometimes deadlines or other irritants get under our skin and we are just downright cranky.

I’ve always wondered if my husband really got it, if he really understood what it was like to be a journalist. But I don’t have to wonder any more.

On Wednesday afternoon, I got a call from my husband saying he’d be a bit late to our lunch date because he’d just witnessed a police officer shoot a suspect near his office. Not your normal excuse for running behind schedule, so I asked him to repeat that information.

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