Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Ah, how I have missed Thankful Thursdays!!!

I am always thankful, but I have pretty much been a blubbering, I-am-thankful-for-everything-and-can't-say-it-without-crying mess these days!  My sister commented on how I am much better at writing out my feelings than I am saying them because I don't start crying...she's sort of right.  I still cry, but you can't hear or see it.  :)

Anyway, this week's Thankful Thursday is totally dedicated to my amazing husband.  We've been married for 6 1/2 years and I don't think that either of us invisioned this sort of situation when we said our vows.  Sure, we went through your average young married couple trials and definitely struggled to make ends meet those first few years.  But who really thinks about in sickness and in health translating to as your daughter fights for her life?!

So, I'm going to brag on him a bit.  Matt has been a rock through all of this. When I say all, I mean right from the beginning.  Abby was difficult right from the start (the start being almost two years ago), and somehow Matt just knew that God was going to take care of it.  This frustrated me to no end made me love him even more!  (If you haven't already picked up on it, I tend to have control issues...) 

Since Abby's birth, Matt has been the one I've been able to lean on the hardest.  On my darkest days, I was able to be completely honest with him about how I was feeling without fear of judgement, and there were many times when he just held me while I cried. 

Now, he is back to work and traveling many hours back and forth.  There are times when Matt is home alone and isn't able to see Abby at all, which I know is hard on him.  He loves his girl and enjoys any Daddy-Daughter time he is able to get!

Then there's Caleb.  I've never seen a boy love his daddy like Caleb loves Matt.  He runs and jumps in his arms whenever Matt walks into the room, shortly followed with, "You wanna wrestle?"  Matt loves to spend time with Caleb and is such a wonderful, hands-on father.  I know that the way he interacts with Abby will need to be different, but there is no doubt in my mind that he loves her with the same fierceness!  Trust me, I've seen the way he looks at her!

So, try not to be jealous ladies.  I do have a wonderful husband!  I knew it before, but I have definitely gained a greater appreciation of him in the last six months--especially in the last two.  I am so thankful that God paired us together.  <3

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