So your telling me that when this is all over and my husband is a board certified specialist that I will saying how grateful I am that I raised our children practically single handed, that I learned all there is to know about house maintenance because I had to fix everything myself, and that I will be so proud that relationship that has grown the most from all of this the one between my mom and I through our long distance phone calls?
Get real people! Most doctors don't even make that much money!
So what would be an appropriate response to the news that I haven't spent an enjoyable evening with my husband in quite some time?
I'm sorry just makes me feel worse for myself.
Thank You is nice because is shows gratitude for what I am going through. This response helps me feel good about my family sacrificing in order to provide better health and happiness for others. A hug and a pat on the back with a your doing a great job would be nice too.
P.S. I'm pretty sure thank you would also be the appropriate response to a family living through a military deployment, but I haven't been in the military boat long enough to tell you for sure.