A dedicated wife has opened up about her long-lasting relationship and revealed why she always bites into her husband’s sandwich before packing it in his work lunchbox.
Tracy and Clifford Howell are a Texan couple who have been married for 41 years. As Tracy explained, she prepares her husband’s lunch every day before he takes off for work – and she has done so for decades.
“Clifford and I have been married almost 41 years and I have made his lunch every working day since day one,” she shared in a Facebook post.
“On occasion, I would join him on the job site and have lunch with him. He made the comment once that lunch tasted better when you share it with someone you love.”
Since the couple enjoys spending lunch together whenever they can, Tracy came upon the idea to make her husband feel like she’s with him when he’s at work by leaving bites in his sandwiches before she packs them into his lunchbox.
“Soon after that, while fixing his sandwich one night, I took a bite out of it before putting it away,” she went on to explain how the unusual habit was born.
“When he got home (long before cell phones), he commented that someone took a bite out of his sandwich. I told him that since I couldn’t join him for lunch, I took a bite so he knew I was joining him.
“I continue to do this frequently (unless it’s tuna or pimento cheese), and he still says, ‘saw you joined me for lunch today and it sure was good.’”
After Tracy’s post went viral, people applauded the couple for their close bond and suggested that the idea was great for people who miss out on eating lunch together with their partners due to their work.
In an update, Tracy also insisted that the habit of taking a bite out of her husband’s sandwich helped strengthen their relationship over time.
“The only thought that comes to my mind when I fix his lunch and ‘take a bite of his sandwich’ is how much I love him,” she added.
“About as much thought as he puts into a phone call in the middle of the day when he tells me ‘he just needs to hear my voice’ or a little note we leave for each other here and there from time to time.”
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