Wednesday, July 21, 2010

PYHO: A grateful glass

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I’m linking up with Shell again for another edition of Pour Your Heart Out. It’s been a while since I’ve done this meme, primarily because I’ve been too exhausted to really write from the heart. Apparently, it much easier just to complain about sleep deprivation!

Well, today is really no different on that front. I’ve been up since about 4:00 a.m., minus the 35-minute ‘nap’ I snuck in some time between 5:45 & 6:30 this morning.
Yes, it’s one of those days.

It’s easy to get caught up in the difficult stuff, especially when your energy (physical, emotional and mental) and sanity seem to be taking their very own summer vacation.

It’s easy to let these things consume you. You know the things I’m talking about …

The bottles: cleaning them, sanitizing them, prepping them with water/formula.

The diapers: changing them. Changing them again. And again. Because apparently my daughter prefers only to poop in clean diapers.

The sleep: or, the lack thereof. The rocking, the napping, the tummy/face sleeping.

Yes, it’s very easy to feel overwhelmed. However, despite the all of this, I’m feeling especially grateful lately. Don’t misunderstand … I do still feel very overwhelmed. Many times. Every day.

But, I also feel very blessed.

Why?

Because I have a fantastic husband.

Husband is, at least in my opinion, an anomaly. In a good way. A really good way.

The man cleans our house. Weekly. He helps with all of those things I listed above – diapers, bottles, etc. He gets up in the middle of the night when Baby needs feeding, rocking, or swaddling. He plays with her, snuggles her, encourages her to laugh, sit, and crawl. He’s up at 5:30 every morning and is usually the last one in bed at night. He really, truly is a wonderful father and husband.

I hear stories about other husbands, from previous generations and from my own.

I hear stories about men who do nothing except maybe mow the lawn and take out the trash. I hear stories about guys who go to work, go to the bar, go out with friends, go-go-go …

And then there is my husband, who ALWAYS puts his family first.

I am so thankful to have found such a wonderful guy to share my life with.

8 comments:

  1. awww sounds like you have a winner! my husband never has time for his self, he always puts the family first too.. some of his friends and mine too, seem to nag us about it but we're happy and thats all that matters :) Its great to have an awesome support system :)

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  2. What a great post! The sleep-deprived mom moments certainly are much easier when you have a good support system!

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  3. You are so lucky, to have found such a wonderful husband!

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  4. I am totally with you on this - and my husband is also one of the rare "good ones." I have friends whose husbands don't do much caretaking at all. I feel so sorry for my friends. I need the support my husband provides. I need that help and assistance. I am definitely thankful for him! As I am sure you are for your husband!

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  5. That's great! I'm glad that you found a husband who is totally awesome! :)

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  6. Someday you will sleep again and only remember the great things like these. At least that is what I keep telling myself.

    Also, have you noticed that all the commercials at the wee hours are for the sleep number bed or of the "do you have trouble sleeping" variety? Used to make me so annoyed!!

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