Thursday, March 12, 2009

Beautiful Sleep

Can I just say that I have a wonderful husband? Yesterday was a very long day. I had only slept a few hours the night before, and then it poured down rain all day. And it was my day to spend 3 hours round trip on the highway. It was awful. White-knuckle the whole way there and the whole way home. And because of the time change, the morning drive was dark for awhile. Thankfully Caleb slept most of the time, but having him in the car just made me more tense. For awhile I even moved to the access road to get away from awful semis and just to slow down for a bit.

The last 10 miles or so home, Caleb had been fussy for awhile, and I'd sung The Wheels on the Bus and The Ants Go Marching Two-by-two more times than I could count. I was so tired, and I couldn't keep coming up with new verses any more. I called Jon to keep me awake and let him know I was almost home. Normally, Jon's not a talker on the phone. He'd prefer I let him know the facts, then I can hang up and call someone else to chit-chat. But yesterday he listened and chatted with me, and I could tell he was starting supper, too!

When I pulled into the driveway, Jon was there to meet me in the pouring rain to help me bring in Caleb and all my work stuff. When we got in, Jon sent me to take a short nap. When I woke up, dinner was ready, Caleb was happy with a clean diaper, and my day was 100% brighter.

After dinner, Jon suggested I feed Caleb, then spend no more than 10 minutes on the computer, then off to bed with me! And I did! I was in bed by 9:30, and it was awesome.

Jon made a nerve-wracking day so much better!


  1. That's a great entry! He knows your need for!

    Seriously, if mama ain't happy, ain't nobody true. Wives and mothers are the barometer of a household. Jon knows how to soothe your bad day away so that your household runs smoother. He's a keeper! :)

  2. Aw. such a nice entry. I could have used one of those yesterday too! Makes me want one even more now... :(

  3. Aww...way to go, Jon! You're momma trained you up right! (something to keep in mind as I raise my son...)

  4. Yes, what would we do without our sweet hubbies? And there's a reason this parenting thing is a two-person job! I'll be flying solo here for a few days while John's out of town. I'm sure we'll do fine, but I know Ian will miss his daddy as much as I do.

  5. Husbands just make everything better, don't they? I've got a great one, and it sounds like you do, too!

  6. That's why you have a great husband. Wonderful combo of servant leadership and sensitivity to your needs. What can I say, you're a lucky lady...we all are for having hubbys in times like these.