I have always read the articles written by Marney Rich Keenan and ever since we came in contact 12 years ago I tend to search out her articles. It is funny how social media makes people so much more accessible and I love that I can reach out and say "hi" to someone without having to drop a note in the mail. Marney was very kind in the article and gave me too much credit. She sent me a text after the article came out and apologized that they had to cut a piece out that was all about David and all of his help. He has been teasing me about this ever since. Maybe I will have to do a Fathers Day piece all about him. (only if he lets me sleep in on my Birthday).
There are so many days when I get up and I do the same thing day after day. I get 6 kids ready to go to school, do the whole breakfast thing, clean up and off I go. By 5pm I am doing the same thing again. I have my days when I need some attention and I tell my husband,
"talk to me...I have only spoken to children today".
"Let me make a decision today, the biggest decision that I have made today is what kind of bread I am going to buy".
"Tell me about your day and all the details because the details in your day sound so much more exciting".
Poor guy, I wonder how many husbands get this when they arrive home from work. I am pretty lucky on this front though. David has never let me down when it comes to taking the time to talk with me or give me the pep talk that I need to keep going. He has a way of making everything ok again. He is so supportive and is good at pointing out just how important my roll is in this family. This article has just blown me away with all of the comments from friends and family. You have all just reinforced that I am normal and that you all do think my job is tough sometimes (easy sometimes too).
The comments from face book really hit home for me
"I have taken hints from you",
"thanks for being an inspiration"
"thanks for letting us into your world"
Here is a link to the article in case you have no idea what I am talking about. Happy Mother's Day to all those mothers out there. I admire moms and all that they do.