Marriage is the ultimate union of two hearts in which two people are united as one. This means that once married, one should not make a decision without consulting their partner as a sign of respect and love.
The same things apply in spending money which comes from a couple’s joint account. Chances are a couple already have a plan in mind in how they will spend their hard-earned money. Spending their savings without consulting each other may result to trust-issues and heartbreaks.
But as they say, there is always an exemption in every rule. In the case of James, a teacher and a loving husband, his wife even applauded and praised him after he spent $800 off of their savings. You might think that his wife is out of her mind for not getting mad at him, but really, just like James she simply happens to have a kind and understanding heart.
As a testament of how proud she is of her husband, an anonymous woman shared a screenshot of a conversation she had with her husband, James, on Imgur. The conversation began with James informing his wife about a story he had to share.
“I know you won’t be upset because you’re my amazing, one in a million soulmate,” James wrote.
To which the anonymous wife replied with an amusing “Oh boy.”
James went on and shared the predicament of his student who always appeared in his class wearing the same clothes. Concerned about the welfare of his student, James couldn’t help himself but pry on his student’s personal life.
The weather is getting colder and his student kept on wearing a hoodie and a sneaker, clothes which offer little protection from the cold and freezing weather.
“I didn’t think much of it the first time but it’s an everyday thing now so I asked him to stay after class because I’m worried, it’s freezing outside and he could get sick,” James, a concerned teacher, explained to his wife.
Apparently, his student is going through a family problem. The boy is living only with his grandfather who is retired and relying on a small monthly pension. To make ends meet, the young boy works in a part-time job at Chick-fil-A to help bring food to the table and settle bills. The young student has to do this while keeping up with his commitments in school.
Learning about the difficult circumstance of his student, James knew he had to do something for his student in need. “I’m currently at his place waiting for him and his grandpa to get ready so I can take them shopping for clothes and groceries.” James said, informing his wife of his whereabouts.
Wondering where he got the money he spent shopping for his student’s family? Well, you guessed it right! James had to take $800 from their joint-account in order to help his student and his family.
“I took $800 from our trip budget so we can only go for 6 instead of 8 days, I’m sorry I didn’t tell you but I didn’t even think about it. I just knew I had to help.” James confessed to his wife.
Fortunately, James married an equally amazing and compassionate woman. His wife did not get mad at him nor scold him for not consulting her before spending the money they had saved together. She was even willing to help as well.
“We’ll talk when I get home but I am so proud of you. See if they have anyone to spend Christmas with, if not we always have room for two more.”
The conversation between the admirable husband and wife also reached Reddit and other popular social media network sites. Their beautiful and kind hearts warmed and inspired the hearts of thousands.
With James not hesitating to help his student beyond academic concerns, and with his wife having an equally compassionate heart, it is safe to say that both are blessed to have each other by their side! Without a doubt, their marriage is not only ideal, but also a #RelationshipGoal that everyone should emulate.
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