Day 6 – Remember Your Chef Misses You Too (12 Days of Encouragement for the Chef’s Family)

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I don’t know about you, but I tend to be a pretty selfish person.  Many times I get wrapped up in what I’m thinking about or struggling with, that I forget to listen and look at what’s going on around me.

A perfect example of this is the Christmas season and my chef/husband.

So often I start to feel sorry for myself or for the girls because of the hours Tom is working at the restaurant, that I forget to think about him.

Well, I think about him and how I wish he could be around more, but I forget that he wishes he could be around more too.

I forget that he misses us as much as we miss him.

12 days of encouragement for the chefs familyBeing a chef is his job.  It’s what pays our bills each month.  While he enjoys it (at least most days), he wishes he could be home more with us too.

(Although he’s always grateful when I schedule Christmas caroling in the neighborhood on a night he will definitely be working.  There are a few things he doesn’t mind missing out on – lol.)

So today, I encourage you to thank your chef for all his hard work.  It’s the first weekend of December, so I would guess he/she will be at work most of the day.  If you can’t tell them in person, send a text, leave a voicemail, post it on their Facebook page, leave a sticky note on the bathroom mirror for them to see when they get home, if you blog, write a blog post about how you appreciate him/her . . . whatever works for you.  Let’s just thank them today and remember they are working hard to provide for us and they miss us as much as we miss them.  (We just have more time to think about it since we’re not cooking for 20 Christmas parties tonight!)

From one chef’s wife to another,




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