Because You Power Through

This past weekend I went out of town to work on the family’s vacation place with my brother and dad.  I have to admit that I feel guilty about these weekends, but I value them (they don’t happen often. I kind of wish you could figure out a weekend with your sisters or friends.

Our boys are hitting a bit of a stubborn spell, so that made it doubly tough to be gone.  I’m thankful that you power through. That you, despite stress, do a wonderful job in making me feel okay about being gone.  You don’t guilt trip me the whole time.  You don’t nag. You take care of the kids and you encourage me to do what I’m doing w/ the family.

I love you for that and am so thankful that you are my wife!

Because you speak clearly…

Every once in a while, you get a little tongue-tied. You feel this pressure to get the words out or to say things a certain way or do something. I can’t quite place where it’s coming from.  It’s cute at times; it makes me a little sad sometimes (when you’re struggling out of frustration).

The thing is that you don’t hide behind your words. You don’t BS. You are clear on what you feel and what you think. You have no guile. You are an honest person of integrity. Even if I weren’t your husband, I’d trust you absolutely completely with anything–information, a job, a task, my kids, my pets, etc.

Thankfully, I’ve been allowed to trust you with my heart.

(A side note–you used your kind words to encourage the lead teacher yesterday in the class we’re volunteering in. I saw you pat her on the back and tell her she was doing a great job. She was a little freaked out by the size and craziness of the class. You noticed she needed encouraging and you did it.  You are an incredible encourager).

Because We’re Gonna Work Out Together

I can’t wait to sweat with you and our fancy new gym membership.

Drop those babies off at the kid area and go treadmill it out. Pump some iron. Move some weights. Yoga our core.

I always love doing active stuff with you, if only our little walks on Saturday mornings. Now we can hit the gym, go to the pool, do some Zoomba and whatnot.

Plus, I’m so happy you have a little respite during the week now where you can have a break, sweat a little, and burn some agitation off if need be.

I love you sweetie–let’s lower our BPs together!