Very thankful that my personal facebook newsfeed is no longer clogged with political propaganda but instead with daily expressions of thanksgiving. Phewf! And I have to tell you one big blessing I’m majorly thankful for this week:
This guy right here.
Because after his working Friday night, Sunday morning, Sunday night, twelve hours Monday, twelve hours Tuesday, and fourteen hours Wednesday, he woke up to a very sick wife Thursday.
So instead of a day of laying low and taking it easy, he jumped straight into Super Daddy role. He made sure diapers were changed (repeatedly), breakfasts were eaten, hair was combed, teeth were brushed, lunches were packed, two kids were shuttled to and from school at two different drop off and pick up times, naps were taken, groceries were bought, kids were fed, homework was done, baths were taken, teeth were brushed (again), stories were read, prayers were said, and all the other million little things in between…
And you know what else? He also cleaned the kitchen, unloaded, loaded, and unloaded the dishwasher, and offered to fold laundry.
And lest you think he did so begrudgingly, he also counted it a blessing to have extra special times with our children individually and together, and was happy to play nurse to me with loving affection.
THIS GUY never stops surprising me. And after a dozen years of marriage, I hope you can say the same of your mate.
He is our leader, our hero, our champion, our warrior.
And I am thankful.
So, anyone else out there want to offer a shout out of thanksgiving for your spouse? C’mon, it’ll feel good!