If it looked like I was in this post portraying my worthy wife in a fashion that would imply that she was weak, or in any way incapable of taking excellent care of our daughters and protecting them, then I must here shamefully express my sincerist regrets for my inability to clearly convey my true esteem for her.
My wife is a strong, intelligent woman. I am fiercely proud of her, and hope that all who know me know this.
One day, while bragging on her to my best friend Scott, he laughed and interrupted me: "I think we can safely say that if you looked up the term 'self-reliant,' there'd be a picture of your wife in there."
I couldn't have put it better.