Of course, I do not mean to imply that I put my husband above God because really and truly God is the reason for everything in my life. However... I know that my hubby is a rare commodity, if you will. A huge gift from Above. He is an incredible father and husband, and together we are a team. He supports me even when I have the occasional (or often) crazy idea (like maybe switching to homebirth at 30 weeks) and I do the same for him.
Just the other night it was his idea to watch The Business of Being Born. He has only positive and exciting things to say about the upcoming homebirth of our baby girl. This means sooooo much to me. And is quite attractive, I must say. : )
Yesterday after my photo shoot I came home and he insisted I go to bed. He was taking the kids to church and then also made the genius decision to let me have the house all to myself as long as possible, so he took them to lunch (to a restaurant and not fast food), to get his hair cut, and then to the grocery store!
And you want to know the best part? He never once complained about it. If anything, he actually enjoyed it. He only wanted to be sure that I was rested and had a peaceful time alone.
This week he'll be taking vacation time so that I can gallivant off to San Francisco for Blogher. And he's so thrilled for me to have such an opportunity.
If it weren't for him, I would not be able to commit to so many projects and events. I could probably work myself into the wee hours without ever having a break, true, but that is not a way to live. Instead, my superhero of a husband enables me to have down time and girl time and times of refreshing and renewing that really do make all the difference.
And some of you may be thinking that, well, they're his kids, too, and he should do all these things. He knows that. But the fact that he does it so well and so effortlessly without me ever having to ask, and on top of already working so hard at his own career... it's something I am not ashamed to be so thankful for. And I can't often say the same about myself.
We value each other in a way that I wish I knew how to better explain. We understand and appreciate that we both are far from perfect.
But most importantly, we know without a doubt that we are perfect for each other.