Thursday, August 20, 2009

 Because when she cries, he gives her tissues

Because when her doctor acknowledged the fact that there had been a gain of four pounds in two weeks, and she only made it to the elevator before she had a mini meltdown, he just held her hand and told her she was more beautiful to him every day... Because when the four year old decided to throw his loudest, badest, most disrespectful fit of all time, in the middle of the county fair, his patience far, far out weighted the amount of patience she could have ever come up with. And he dealt with it so calmly, so lovingly, so firmly, when she just wanted to run away... Because when she found the celery in the freezer and could not remember ever having done such a silly thing he just smiled, stuck to his story that he doesn't touch celery, so it couldn't have been him, but maybe it was one of the boys... Because when she loaded up all of the boys for K's last Physical therapy session of the summer and went into town only to realize that they were a half hour late for the half hour appointment, he told her it was okay. Every one makes mistakes every now and then. Even if the appointment has been on the same day... at the same time... all through the entire summer... Because the random bursting into tears doesn't annoy him or scare him or frustrate him. He's just there. And he gets it... Because when she keeps him up at night not being able to sleep due to heart burn like she has not ever experienced before, baby kicks in the ribs, contractions, over heating, or going to the bathroom 20 times, he never complains. And some times rubs her back to help her get back to sleep. And he has to be up at 5:15 am... Because when she needs time that doesn't involve all things mommy... and needs to have a break every now and then... he takes care of the busy work with the boys so she can. Even though he has often just completed 8 hours at work and has so much he still needs to do at home. Even though he is feeling the time crunch to finish the bedroom before the baby is born. Even though every time he sees her growing belly he feels the time is going faster and faster (and some times looks at it like it's a ticking time bomb)... He still takes time off from all of the needed preparation to give her time... Because she felt the need for some "just the two of us" time and informed him to clear his schedule next Tuesday... even amongst all of his busyness... he gladly acquiesced. Because she favors rubbed bronze for the bed room fixtures, and he found a paint that matched the few things they had already bought and painted over the chrome on the light bar he had purchased. For all of that and so much more she knew that she was beyond blessed and desired greatly to never take it all for granted...

17 comments:

Cottage Mommy said...

Aaawww...what a blessed lady you are! I hope he gets to read this and sees how much you love and appreciate him!

Barbie said...

This is absolutely beautiful. You are a blessed woman indeed!

"Rachel" said...

This is so beautiful! It reminds me a lot of my hubby - different situations, but the same spirit. :)

Amanda said...

wendi..this is beyond sweet...i love your love and respect for dave. it is such a blessing to have other women who truly treasure their husbands and desire to treat them and think of them as the gifts they are. and oh my, how many of these little "becauses" that i can relate to right now. we are SO blessed beyond measure!

Jenn @ A Country Girl's Ramblings said...

What an amazing post about your husband! You are a blessed lady, indeed!

Mama Belle said...

I love this post.

Heather said...

What an uplifting post.

Katarina said...

beautiful. your love and respect for yuor husband shines through in this post.
love that you KNOW how blessed you are.

Jamie said...

Love this! Such a sweet post!

Little Candle said...

Wow! You are beautiful Mama!!! Hang in there, that baby is almost here!

Lois Lane II said...

This is so beautiful. Isn't marriage such a gift from God? How could it be anything else? =)

Lindsay said...

You're blessed and loved and cherished ... and the best part is ... you KNOW it!! :)

Rachel said...

Seriously tearing up. I don't know him, but I can tell he is a wonderful and loving husband and daddy. I love that you are taking time to tell us about your special guy :) And I chuckled at the celery story...again! Too funny!

Amber said...

Beautiful!

Heather of the EO said...

That was the best. I love how this is written. Lovely.

Chelle said...

Oh Wendi your heart, your beautiful heart and writing and this post, this post was altogether lovely.
And your David, he is one good, good Christ-like man. So is mine.
Blessed we are. Absoloutely beyond words blessed.

Melody said...

What a sweet post!

Thanks for visiting my blog! Oh the weight gain!! I am really struggling this time around. Thankfully I went into this pregnancy at my lightest, and even a bit under weight. However, I have MORE than made up for it. At my last midwife apt, I gained 9 lbs in 3 weeks!!!! Ya.....I didn't know it was possible either! I gained 30 lbs with my first and 40 with my 2nd, and if I'm not careful I'm on track to gain 50+ this time around! I'm at 28 weeks right now, and have gained 27lbs. At this point I'd be really happy to ONLY gain 40 lbs. I've been more careful the past few weeks, and have actually lost a couple of pounds. Mainly because I have cut out most processed/salty foods, so I'm not retaining as much water (at least that's my theory).

Hang in there and know you're not the only one in this boat : )