Couldn’t Do it Without Him

As I begin my year of focusing on gratitude, I would be remiss if I did not begin with expressing how thankful I am for my husband, who is also the father of our children.

While helping set up for a meeting yesterday, we were moving folding chairs to form a circle. In order to fit all of the chairs, they had to be half on/half off of the square carpet that was on the floor of the meeting room. I took one look at this and said, “We need to move these all the way onto the carpet. It’s going to drive me crazy with all of them with two legs on the carpet and two legs on the tile floor.”

My husband patiently went around, moving the chairs onto the carpet. I stared at the set up and shook my head.

“Now they’re too close together. People aren’t going to want to sit that close to each other. Let’s move ’em back.”

A friend walked in as we began doing this and she asked what we were doing. When I explained, she turned to my husband with a smirk and said, “You have to be a saint. She’s just slightly high maintenance, huh?”

He laughed and said, “Actually, she’s the easiest one to deal with in the family.”

I know you are probably thinking that any smart husband would have said the same thing. (And you are correct!) But there’s a difference in the way he could have said it and I realize that. His sincerity rang true. I haven’t always been the easiest person to be around but lately….

The truth is we are experiencing a very trying time in our family right now with physical and mental health issues, and our parenting skills and patience are being put to the test.

He is a patient and loving husband, as well as a dedicated and kind father.

I am so blessed to share my life with him. I can’t imagine doing it with anyone else.

And I am grateful.

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