Thursday, February 17, 2011

Today I am grateful..

For this man, who let me just walk out of the house on so many occasions and walk out of my regular duties without any hesitation.  He simply said, "Go." with a kiss on the forehead.  I am grateful that when I came home, there was a fridge full of food, a clean house, and not a single dirty sock in the laundry hamper. I am grateful he rallied "my troops" aka my friends and worked with them so the kids were tended, playdates were made, school lunches were packed and consumed.  I am grateful that when he heard me breaking down in the shower, he walked in and embraced me, with no regard to the running water soaking his clothes. I am grateful for his willingness to listen when I want to talk even in the middle of his slumber and his willingness to let me be quiet when it's too raw to talk about my grief.  Today I am grateful for him.


Noelle Reese said...

I'll bet he is super grateful for you too! :)

Anonymous said...

Well done you for being able to see through your grief how fab he is. And really well done him for being a hero.
Keeping you in thoughts & prayers xxx

Anonymous said...

You do not know me. I am the aunt of one of your friends. I have read your blog and have come to love you and your family. Your words, your deeds, your creativity, your humor, your thoughtfulness and all that you are, is the legacy your mother has left for you and for those who are lucky enough to pass by you in life [even if it is only through cyperspace.]
Right now my heart is breaking for you. This post, like the last, brought me to tears. Know that there are others like me, sending love and prayers through the universe to you.

stacy said...

My friend, you make me cry. I'm grateful for Mr. Man too. I'm grateful that he is able to know what you need and provide it for you. I've been thinking about you a lot. I wish I had some encouraging words to say but sometimes I still break down when I think about my dad. I guess we can be grateful that families are forever. Love you.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Lovely lovely post!
Have a happy Monday xx