Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Day 728: A Gem

Well, today was a long drop from yesterday's high.  I think I just have the pregnancy crankies.  I'm trying hard to shake them, though, and just enjoy the privilege and blessing it is.

I did get some excellent de-junking done today in preparation for the arrival of our new furniture tomorrow (yay!) and in response to some killer nesting instincts going on.  I reach a point during every pregnancy where I just want to throw most of our stuff away, or donate it to Goodwill.

I'm definitely there now.

Anyone need a very large, super fancy dresser?!  It has two mirrors...

Anyway, so the de-junking was a bit of a Joyful Moment.

And agreeing to let the neighbor kids come over for a play date was another.  I've been meaning to do that since they moved in months ago, it just hasn't worked out.

Unfortunately, that Joyful Moment was quickly dashed when I realized that instead of keeping each other busy with fun play so I could get more cleaning/de-junking done, I was going to have to play referee every 3 minutes as one child was a bit of a tattle tale and an instigator.

Ah well.  I still want to become better friends with our neighbors, so this is just going to be the price to pay, I suppose.

Anyway, I think the true Joyful Moment came tonight as I stepped outside of my crankies just long enough to realize what an amazing man I married.  After a long day at work, he came home ready to listen to me gripe and complain about all of the bizarre and crazy bad things that happened to me today, then asked what he could do to help and immediately set about doing it.  He repeatedly complimented me on dinner (this was probably helped by the fact that it's a dish he loves, but I hate so I rarely make it).  Then he put in some good quality time with each of our children.  Then proceeded to help me get things ready for tomorrow after putting the kids to bed (while allowing me to have a nice talk with my big brother on the phone--definitely a Joyful Moment!).  And in the middle of this work, he took the time to take the phone call of a guy that he has sort of taken under his wing and dedicates much of his time and energy into helping.

And I just was amazed at how selfless and giving he is.

And he's mine.

I love you, HH.  Thanks for putting up with me and doing all you did tonight.

Wishing you all Joyful Moments and someone amazing in your own life!

1 comment:

Linda said...

I'm so glad you and Ry talked. I talked to him after reading this post and he said you made him feel pretty grand too. I have the best kids!