Saturday, February 7, 2009

He is amazing!!!


I have big plans for my weekend. I need to get all my Christmas decorations taken down. I need to do some major deep cleaning because we have some of our FAVORITE company coming next weekend and there are some major allergies in the family. Because of the cold weather and having a puppy we've had our animals in the house quite a bit over the last 2 months. All traces of our pets must be removed, as much as possible anyway.
I told my husband last night that I was going to get up early to get started on my day. Of course, I needed him to bring in all my Christmas tubs. When I woke up this morning, it was after 9 am. My hubby was not in bed. I came out and my kids were quietly eating breakfast and playing cribbage together and all my Christmas boxes and tubs were lined up inside just patiently waiting for me. Coffee had been brewed!
After being up for just a short time, something became glaringly apparent. My kids had pulled one over on me with their quiet demeanor and "show" of getting along. Within a half hour I was about ready to pull my hair out. Anything and everything that they could fight about they were. And they weren't just fighting, they were being down right cruel to each other. My hubby came in and found me hiding in the office trying to "get-away". I apologized for sleeping in and he just hugged me and held me and told me that I needed it and it was fine. As we were trying to go over some things the girls were just getting worse and worse.
Fast forward to an hour and a half later . . . .
I just got done listening to my husband calmly and patiently talk with the girls about their behavior. He has such a gentle and yet firm way with them. He amazes me with his wisdom in disciplining them. They are now both laying down for some much needed rest. Hopefully they will actually get a nap in and when they wake up we can start the day "over".
I am so blessed by this man . . . my husband . . . my love . . . the perfect father for my daughters!

5 comments:

~ The Campbell Family ~ said...

Great story, Kim. You are very lucky to have such a wonderful man.

Jane Anne said...

What a wonderful tribute to your hubby. Thank you for working so hard to clean your house. You are such an amazing friend!

Anonymous said...

Wow. What a great story. I saw the picture, though, and thought, What? Did he take the kids somewhere on a trip and not tell you while you slept in?
Sharon

The Laverty's said...

What a nice post for Keith and how nice that you got to sleep in! Sorry it was a tough day with the girls. We all have those days.

S.D.H. Photography said...

It's good to know that I'm not the only one that takes Christmas decor down in mid February. You crack me up!