I have the best husband in the world. Lest you feel you want to debate that with me, I have proof:
1. We had a weekend of imposing logical consequences on the kids. Not fun, but absolutely required as a parent from time to time. Through it all he stood beside me, resolute, solid, and with a twinkle in his eye. His belief is that we won’t have performed our duty unless we give our kids something to tell their psychiatrists when they are older. Let me tell you, with that kind of attitude, going on the rampage takes on a whole ‘nother light.
2. When I overscheduled the coming week’s driving, he rearranged his calendar to pick up three teenaged boys at the end of the school day. I happen to know that’s just when he’s finally allowed to get into his own zone at work.
3. He takes our son to the dentist. I can handle Molly. She’s resigned to having her teeth cleaned and doesn’t have the least anxiety. But because I’m afraid my own dental phobia will contaminate my already-anxious son, P has always spared me this task.
4. My city just had its second snowfall of the year – a massive dump of over a foot in twenty-four hours. We awoke to clean, fresh air, brilliant white, and one neighbor after another getting stranded in our cul de sac. Enter my husband. He hand-shovelled our driveway, then seized the neighbors snowblower. This is the result:
It took him five hours, and before the dusting of snow that arrived overnight, you could see down to the street’s pavement, as if it had been plowed and then swept. You can’t get a sense of how immense the task is from this picture, but trust me, it’s huge. Also, he extended his efforts all the way out to the main street.
5. When the neighbors arrived with freshly cooked samosas and a box of Turtles by way of thanks, he shared them with the rest of his sluggard family.
6. He fixed my sister and brother-in-law’s broken garage door opener at minus thirty weather. In five minutes.
Do you have an amazing spouse? Care to share any gratitude stories with us about them?