I just feel the need to brag on my hubby a little. Sometimes, I am sure that I take him for granted. It's not until I talk to other wives before I realize what a great catch he is. Don't worry, I don't think he is perfect. But, I think I am really good about talking about all his faults. So, talking about 1 area that I truly appreciate is a good thing.
So, here we go. My husband was pretty sure that we were not going to have more than 2 children. The first 3 were all "surprises". So, that plan was blown out of the water. Well, after being away on a Women's Retreat and leaving him with all 3 girls (ages 3,2,1), he decided HE wanted to have another one. I was in a state of shock. He didn't think he would be able to handle 4 kids or find time to spend one on one. I am proud to say that he has turned out to be such a great daddy! And, now that he is a father of 4, he is very adept at handling the chaos.
In fact, he is so good that he often is in charge of his 4 and a handful more. He has always been great about letting me have time away from the house to hang out with the girls when I need to. He doesn't complain. He doesn't give me a curfew or call me to come home. He can handle it. Well, sometimes, I want to go out with a girlfriend who's husband is working and the only way I can hang is if he watches their kid(s) too. Guess what? He does it with no complaint. I know, he is amazing!
This week, he let me have 4 other women come to our house for a girl's movie night and sleep over. In order to make this work great, he agreed to put our 4 kids, my sister-in-law's 2 kids and my friend's 1 kid all to bed at my parents house. He had a little help from my family, but he really was the one in charge of all 7. In this case, the ages range from 1-9. And, they are all girls except our little boy. He did it and did a fabulous job! Then he came home later and went upstairs to go to sleep. As I thought about it, I realized that not many husbands would do all that.
I know that words of encouragement is not really his love language, but it is mine. So, I love you baby! Thank you for being such a great dad and husband!! I guess I really am lucky :)