So I was thinking about something today. My family would be in utter turmoil if not for the day to day actions of my beautiful wife. I know that I am biased, but I know that there is no one in the world that can do what she does. We have two wonderful boys, though I very often act like I am under 10 years old, so make that three. Things are stressful, but they get done. She is home with the boys while I am at work. She gets BB to school, and J to his tumbling class. Play groups and lunches, all while dealing with J's diabetes on her own. I get to come home in the late afternoon, play with the boys, and then usually sit down to a wonderful meal that she has made. I actually used to do a lot of the cooking, but with a new job and a part time one in the afternoons, it just isn't conducive for our schedule. Add on general cleaning and the never ending laundry, and goodness it adds up.
I do what I can to show how much I appreciate her. More often than not, I let he sleep in on Saturday morning while I do the morning routine of testing, dressing, feeding and covering. This is often met by initial grumpiness, I think because she doesn't feel like she deserves it. Believe me, she does. There is simply no way for me to explain how much she does for our family. Now, I'm not saying that we would be thrown to the wolves while eating out trashcans if I had to take over. I am just saying we are in a much better place with her in place as the captain in the trenches. It is and always has been a partnership, but I know that she is the perfect person to take the stress that we have been dealt. I could say thank you with every breath that leaves my body, for the rest of my life, and it wouldn't be enough. I may not say it enough, but I know it. I hope she does too.