My name is Fawn and I “love my life as K. Weaver’s wife” (exactly what is written on my car license plate frame). My husband, Keith, and I were married in 2003 and like fine wine, our relationship just gets better with time. I’ve loved being a wife from the moment I said: “I do.” I’m not a stay-at-home wife. I’m an investor in real estate, the tech sector, and lifestyle brands, currently operating as the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) in two of the companies in which I invest. And because my personality style is “driver,” I’ve never quite grasped the concept of “free time,” so I’m also a former business manager-turned hotel general manager-turned USA Today and New York Times bestselling author and TED speaker. I’ve always worked long hours, as does Keith, but we continue to keep the fire lit in our marriage. I absolutely love being married and began wondering how many other wives there are like me. I am a Proud Wife. I am a Happy Wife. But if I actually believed the television shows, magazine articles or books out at the moment, I’d think the term “Happy Wife” is an oxymoron and the enjoyment I’ve experienced throughout these years together is an anomaly. Decades of the media bombarding us with visions of unhappy wives (Stepford Wives, Desperate Housewives, The Real Housewives of [fill in your town]) and daunting divorce statistics made me think about the rarity of my marriage and the joy I feel as a wife. Then it hit me! I can’t be the only one. There must be others out there who view marriage and spending time with their husband as one of the absolute greatest blessings in their lives. With this thought in mind, I set out on a mission. I believed there were millions of wives all over the world just like me and I was determined to find them and give a voice to this seemingly rare woman conveniently missing from all forms of media and entertainment. Had ‘Happy Wives’ somehow resorted to hiding? Not wanting to seem too enthused about marriage because some of our friends and family members have had or are having challenges in their relationships? Whatever the reason, I longed, I desired, I was challenged to find other women who love being married just as much as me and shine a bright light on the positive side of this beautiful union created to last a lifetime. So, in 2010, I began a journey to prove love and marriage still go hand-in-hand and the ‘Happy Wife’ really does exist. Last year, our community grew to over 1,000,000 happy wives and I can’t help but think, as the song goes, we’ve only just begun.
Until tomorrow…make it a great day!