warmth

Woohoo!! It’s blog circle time again! This month the theme is “warmth,” and just a little warning – I’m going to get a bit sappy :) You see I’m not going to highlight the hot chocolate being sipped by a crackling fire kind of warmth. No cute snow hats or mittens in this post. No, I’m going to focus on my “warm and fuzzy” place, and mainly – the person who keeps that place, all – well, warm and fuzzy :)

You see, it’s a week before Christmas after the busiest year I’ve had. I am still working like a dog, I have yet to wrap a present, I’m planning the first grade holiday party and averaging about 4-5 hours of sleep a night. I.am.exhausted. Thankfully, my house is in pretty decent order. The laundry isn’t a mountain of dirty clothes under which we’re all buried – most of the clothes are actually clean and put away. The dishwasher is unloaded and the sink is free of dirty dishes. The driveway has gotten shoveled after each snow we’ve gotten, the fridge and pantry aren’t barren wastelands with no food, and most importantly – the children are all still alive. While I can probably take credit for that last one, the rest of this dirty work has fallen on the shoulders of my better half.

For months now, he has picked up the slack around the house and then some, without uttering a single complaint. He shops, cleans, does laundry, runs errands for me, and quite honestly – he’s way better at it than me. But the biggest thing he does is hold me together. This job is the best and I feel so lucky to be able to do something I love so deeply. But by this time every year, I am not a fun person to be around, and I am a complete bear to live with. Emotional breakdowns are a daily occurrence and yet, I am lucky enough to be married to someone who offers a shoulder to cry on, always has encouraging words ready, and just so happens to be a clinical therapist (not kidding with that one – he really is a licensed professional).

So, to my  husband – I don’t say it nearly enough. Thank you. Thank you for putting up with me. Thank you for pulling both of our weight around the house. Thank you for being my personal assistant, cheerleader, manager, therapist and best friend – I know it isn’t easy. I promise, it’s almost break time and you will have your wife back. Until then, would you mind running a few errands for me??

To the guy who keeps all of the “warm and fuzzy” in my life, I love you.

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Now, to keep going with the circle, check out how the amazingly talented Robin Spalding interpreted the theme “warmth” by clicking HERE. Don’t forget to leave us comments to let us know what you think! Thanks for reading everyone, I’m a lucky girl.

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Jen Esneault - December 18, 2013 - 9:15 am

Awww! :) Love this! What would we do without our biggest supporters? :)

Linda - December 18, 2013 - 2:20 pm

So sweet! Another special thing about this time of year is reflecting and seeing the blessings in our lives.

Robin Hansen - December 18, 2013 - 2:24 pm

I have been looking forward to reading this one since the day you told me your idea to highlight David for warmth. Well, you worked your magic again because I’m a crying mess over here reading your honest and deep down perfect words from the heart. I love this post for so many reasons, Steph. You both are a gorgeous pair inside and out. This is the best kind of warm and fuzzy!

robin - December 18, 2013 - 9:00 pm

awwww you two are adorable and gorgeous!

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