The Best

When I got married, I married the best. My husband has been so amazing this week. Ever since the whole interview thing, I have been down in the dumps about everything. Sad, crabby, angry, upset. You name it, I’ve probably had the emotion these last few days. But Phillip has been so steady the entire time. He has been the rock that I so desperately need.

Last night he told me that I need to go do something for myself. Go out by myself and have some fun. Go relax for a while. I told him that I was not going to run off to try to avoid what I was feeling. He didn’t think that was the right way to look at it, but didn’t say anything more about it.

This morning, my alarm went off, and I started to get up and get ready for the day. But Phillip was already awake and getting ready. Today is his day off, so that’s not normal. He usually tries to sleep in a little bit on his day off. Not today. I went out to the dining room where he was sitting and asked him what he was up to. He told me that he was going to take the kids in to school and take the boys with him so I could relax a little. I still had to work, so I couldn’t go back to bed, but the thought of only having our oldest home with me for a while was quite appealing. I agreed to what he was going to do and started making the girls lunches for school.

I do need to mention that by the time I got up, Phil had already gotten the kids up and had them almost ready to go. It was completely unexpected. He did a good job!

Once everyone was ready, he and the four youngest kids took off for town. I finished getting ready for the day and started working. Laiyla put her headset on and started working on her school assignments for the day. It was quiet in the house. And the silence was beautiful.

Once Phil and the boys got home, he made sure to keep the boys entertained and as quiet as possible so that I could do what I needed to do. That man is worth his weight in gold. I love him to pieces. And once lunch time came around, he got the boys’ lunch ready and fed them. I didn’t even have to feed any children today! It was so weird. After lunch, he and the boys went to take a nap. The boys always sleep better if Dad lays down with them. Don’t ask me why, but it works. I get a good nap from the boys one day per week. And that day is when Dad is home with them and goes to sleep with them.

Phil even had another surprise for me this afternoon. He took the boys and Laiyla and went to pick up the girls from school and take everyone to jiu-jitsu. He told me that he wanted me to have some time by myself so that I could relax. I haven’t felt so relieved in a very long time! It was exactly what I needed. He and the kids are finishing up their jiu-jitsu class now and will be going straight to church after that. Mommy will have almost six hours straight with no kids and complete peace and quiet. I feel like a kid on Christmas morning.

I say all this because I know I take my husband for granted sometimes. He is so supportive and sweet. He always tries to carry his own weight with the house chores and things like that. I have no idea what I would do without him. He is the rock that I need. He is the best thing that has ever happened to me. We make an amazing team, and I’m so thankful that he puts up with me and my ever-changing moods. Yes, I know pregnancy doesn’t help with the mood changes, but in reality, he puts up with a lot from me no matter if I’m pregnant or not. Poor guy! But, he never complains. He is always steady and capable of handling what is going on.

Ladies, don’t take your man for granted. Always show him how much you love and appreciate him. A small word or a kind gesture can go a long way with your husband. I know it probably sounds really cliché, but the small things do matter. How often do we overlook the small things they do for us on a daily basis? I know I overlook so many! I know I desperately need to work on recognizing and thanking my husband for everything he does for me and for our family. He selflessly puts his wants, and sometimes his needs, aside for what the kids and I need or want. He is the best.

God knew what He was doing when He brought us together. Phillip is my perfect match. I love that man so very much, and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with him. I’m so thankful that he chose me!

I hope you all have a great rest of your night and week. Good night!

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