To Walk in My Shoes

Readers, today I would like to share that I am thankful for my wonderful husband.  Not only is he sweet, funny, and handsome, but he is considerate and thoughtful as well.  And that man can empathize.

Being a stay-at-home-mom is very unique.  I literally cannot get away from my “job” unless someone gives me a break.  So in essence, though my work hours tend to be from around 7 am to 7 pm, I am on-call 24 hours a day, barring any times when we have a sitter or my husband has the girls.  I may not have to make difficult decisions everyday, I certainly don’t labor hard physically, and my job is anything but monotonous.  But I find that being a stay-at-home mom can be difficult.  Simply caring for every need of little people can just be taxing.

But alas, I did not start this post to whine about staying home with my children.

Instead, I would like to brag on my husband.  Way back when Madeline was a tiny baby and Ryan was still finishing school, I worked full-time.  And guess who was the lucky one to stay home with sweet baby Madeline.

Her Daddy Beard.

Because of his almost 6 month experience as a stay-at-home dad, I find my husband is generous with his time outside of work.  He takes the girls for me an afternoon each week so that I can either run errands, clean house, or just take a break without little screamers nipping at my heels.

AND

Recently he has given me the opportunity to go for a run by myself on Saturday mornings before he goes to work.

Yes, you read the correctly.  Before my husband goes in for a 12 hour shift he keeps the girls for an hour, exploring the campus he works on or driving around town, just so I can get some freedom and exercise.

For this, friends, and for many more things, I am thankful for my husband.

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