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Family Friday: Appreciation

Both my husband and I worked all day today.  Wanna know what my husband did when he got home?  He dusted, cleaned the floors and bathrooms, and did a load of laundry.  

For those wondering, there's no punchline.  I'm serious.  And if you're curious as to whether I asked him...I didn't.

Awesome, right?  (Yes, I know.  I'm one lucky wife.)

So, why'd he clean?  Because we have a houseful of family coming tomorrow morning to celebrate the season.  But guess what?  He also did it because it's just who he is.

You see, my hubs is amazing.  He's always been domestic.  I think he got that from his wonderful momma...and possibly from the military.  Another thing he likely got from his momma was his "take care of others" attitude.  He's always taken care of his girls (two daughters from a prior marriage, me and Sam) and the house.

Upon reflection of our time together, I think I've always been driven.  We had a computer business  (my idea) for a number of years on top of full-time jobs.  That kept us hopping until we let it go.  Then we took care of elderly family members and had a child together.  (Kids always keep you busy!)  And over the past two years, I've been crazy busy with my life coaching pursuit/business and volunteerism (both my idea).  He even allowed me to wrangle him into supporting our daughter's school.  And, of course, add this blog to the pile over the past year...and well...you get the idea.

As you can imagine, my pursuits put a strain on family life sometimes.  But he never once pushed back or told me to stop.  He's always supported me.  He's always showed up.  He's always asked how he could help...or even better, just jumped in to take care of things that were lagging.

Upon coming home today and seeing everything taken care of, I am immensely grateful.  The blessing that God has bestowed upon me is not lost.  I give thanks every damn day for him, Sam and my amazing life.

As this year-long blog comes to a close, I didn't want to miss an opportunity to rave about my husband.  He's more than deserving; not just today, but everyday.

Thank you, honey.  You are a gift for which I will be forever grateful.

Be open to what comes.

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