Today is my first day back at work since my wife had her second surgery post discovery of melanoma. Thankfully, reports are showing that the melanoma should be gone, but … it’s been tough today. It was tough leaving her behind at home, alone. It was tough leaving the kids at preschool. And it was tough driving away from all of them and toward ‘work’.
Today began as most of the others this past week, but with one small difference. I knew she was coming home today.
That colored everything I did today. Grammie was very sweet and took both kids Christmas shopping with her this morning. Then they got to play with Papa and Uncle James for a while in the afternoon. That gave me a lot of time to rest and get some things done for my sweet love around the house – uninterrupted! It was awesome.
I was really looking forward to surprising Martha with the Christmas lights I’d put up on Thursday. And her reaction was better than I expected. I wasn’t expecting anything overwhelming – but I could tell she was touched and it put a big smile on her face. Merry Christmas indeed.
We – unfortunately – had to say goodbye to Uncle James tonight. He’s heading to San Diego tomorrow to sign papers and begin the ‘move in’ process. Though, even with the looming goodbye, we had a ton of fun with him and are looking forward to being back together in a few weeks for Christmas.
Ahh… she’s home.
- You chase God.
- You’re sweet to the point of reputation.
- You pretend to wear Joey’s pajamas.
- You’ve become quite the home-maker (not house-cleaner, home-maker!)
- You’re often cold and cuddle-ready.
- You scratch my head.
- You don’t put up with my laziness.
- You make great desserts!
- You admit having a carseat fetish.
- You have the cutest little feet.
- You’re a wonderfully loving, guiding, fun-hunting mother to our children.
- You look adorable while you play Brain Age.
- You do ‘photoshoots’ with our kids.
- You’re not afraid to get on your knees when you sing that you’re on your knees!
- “These lips? I’ve had them for years. I can’t do anything with them.”
- You’re not afraid of tech.
- You’ll prepare foods you don’t like – just for me.
- You know overcast days cheer me up.
- You’re known for your web researching skills.
- You change a tire faster than me.
- You forgave me for not remembering the first time we met.
- You’re giving our kids the love of books.
- You put up w/ my odd taste in music.
- You’re endlessly forgiving.
- You need me to hold you during the ‘scary movie’ commercials.
- Your smile.
- You said yes.