3 Facts for the Day

29 01 2013

1. For most people, Monday is their least favorite day of the week. For me, Monday is my favorite. Monday is my first day off after work for the week. It started off really crazy. I woke up and looked at the window and the sun was shining through the slits of the blinds. “What time is it?!” I thought. I felt like I had suddenly been pulled from a coma. I was in the bed. The baby was there, but no one else. First amazing thing, was that neither Ben’s alarm to wake up and get Marlie on the bus for school, nor Chloe’s usually loud waking ritual had aroused me. The second amazing thing was that the baby slept right along with me. My clock said 11:18. I don’t think I had slept in this late since our honeymoon!
2. It’s amazing to me that I ever choose to leave the house at all anymore. It seems to be such a challenge. I’ve discussed with you before the task of packing diaper bags. But putting that aside, there’s plenty more to getting to the eventual goal of getting in the vehicle. Sure, you get everybody dressed. Just wait, cause someone’s gonna poop their pants right before you pick up your purse. Make sure they’re all fed, clean diapered, and any last minute items are added to the already overflowing bag. Then it happens. It always happens right when you’re 10-15 minutes late for where ever you are going. There it is: an epic meltdown. It can also be called “the come-apart”. This is the moment when you are trying to get yourself, the bags, and multiple children out the door and into the vehicle, and at least one of the kids will start screaming very loudly and crying tearfully about something very inconsequential. Lately for me, it’s been both children. I tell myself that if I can just get the car moving it will stop eventually. The other thing I love about Monday: this is Ben’s day off, and he can help me achieve this insurmountable task.
3. Joking aside, my absolute favorite thing about Monday is that Ben is off with me. It’s our only day off together and I cherish it. The only bad thing about it, is how quickly it goes by! I truly enjoy spending time with him. He is my best friend, my greatest help mate, my confidant, and thankfully my biggest fan. He knows how to compliment me just when I need it, how to make me smile, how to make me laugh, and just the right thing to say to challenge my outlook on a situation and therefore encourage me to be a better me. We enjoyed a walk together today. We took along the kiddos and the dog, but we held hands as we strolled. He put his arm around me when we weren’t holding hands, and my heart swelled with affection for him. We came a long way before we found each other again. I’m glad God brought us to that place, and I look forward to where He will take us as a couple.
That is all 🙂

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