Monday, October 18, 2010

We're a Team

 I don't know if you've noticed, but I try not to complain about Husband here on the blog (or anywhere for that  matter).  For one thing, he doesn't give me much to complain about. For another, I just think it would be disrespectful.  But I also realized that perhaps I don't talk about him positively enough either.  So I will.


He had his knee "scoped" last week to remove a tear in his meniscus.  He was out most of Wednesday sleeping off the drugs.  Thursday and Friday he was awake more, but obviously still limited in his activity.  So pretty much everything kid and house related fell to me.  Of course I've done this when he has been on retreats, but his inability to help like he usually does really hit home this time.  I was still able to leave little kids home while I ran around to our various obligations.  He did still have to clean up vomit one time because I wasn't home.  I think I noticed more this time because we are just doing so much these days.

We work together to keep things going in our house. When people ask me how I do it I try to remember to say I have a helpful husband first.  Husband changes diapers, he does dishes, he referees sibling disputes, he plays catch, he tells stories, he does whatever needs doing.  Last night he didn't even blink an eye when I left to have coffee with a friend even though it would mean handling bedtime solo.  I'm blessed.

We're a team.  That's how we do it.  I'm so glad.

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7 comments:

  1. I think you've got a keeper there! This is such a sweet post. It's true, the husbands don't often get enough credit for keeping us women sane. :) Mine folded laundry last night after I had, yet again, passed out at 9:30. Bless him!!

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  2. I need to remember this, to praise Casey more and complain less. He is an amazing husband and father.

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  3. This is awesome. Being a team is SO important, as you obviously know. I have to remember to tell people that Tim is part of the reason that I am able to "do it all" too...

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  4. My husband is the same. I would seriously self destruct without him. Blessed indeed! :-)

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  5. I think you may be talking about my hubby. I haven't had to clean my floors in 13 years. He is pretty awesome. I try to stock up on those $1 cards and give him one every so often to let him know how much I love and appreciate him. We really are blessed. Thank you Jesus for loving, holy husbands.

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  6. mine is the same. he travels - and i hear 'how do you do it alone?'
    its rough. but when he's home it makes up for it!

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