Wednesday, January 7, 2009
What a wonderful man
Lately, I've been the one to sit with the kids in the room, making sure Deacon stays in bed as they all fall asleep. I'll admit, I enjoy it most nights. It gives me a chance to sit a read quietly and it gives Sa a chance to quietly unwind...on Xbox. Tonight Sa offered to lay with them so I could relax on the computer and do nothing. I was more than happy to let him! It was very quiet in there, and I have been on the computer for a while now, doing absolutely nothing of great importance when all of a sudden I hear footsteps in the hallway. I had been listening for the footsteps of a 230 lb man...but these sounded more like the feet of a 23 pounder...and then a second set of footsteps...only a few lbs heavier start dancing in the hallway. As hard as it is for me to say, I was a bit irritated at first. Weren't they supposed to be going to bed? Isn't this supposed to be MY time??? I got out of bed...the footsteps scatter...one set runs to the toy room, the other set goes back to the bedroom. And here is the picture I found waiting for me.Immediatly, my heart softened. Here is the man who has been waking up at 4:30 every morning so he can get to work two hours earlier than usual. This way, he can be home two hours earlier and have even more time with his family. This is the man who today, came home and went straight in our room, changed into gym clothes, went back outside and played with his children for over 2 hours outside. Today he was busy teaching them basketball and then moved on to volleyball. He is the one who hauled them off to Tamuras so they could pick out a special ice cream treat for tonight. As I cooked dinner, he was the one to spread out the sleeping bags and all of our pillows on the living room floor so that he could sit and watch Kung Fu panda with them...for the 20th time this week. As I am trying my best to escape and get quiet time tonight, this is the man who can't get ENOUGH time with them. I am so grateful for the incredible father that my children have. They are so lucky. I am so lucky.