Thursday, February 5, 2009

The Hubs

I just have to take a cheesy moment and talk about my husband. Here we are with sick kids, and he has been so great, I can't even stand how good I have it sometimes.
Yesterday night Lauren was up all night long, she's got a sinus infection, and Mya has something going on that is making it hard for her to sleep, too. So all night long, we're in and out of both kids' rooms.
Without complaint, he gets up almost every single time before I do - sometimes I don't even know he's gone until he comes back. He tries to be quiet and not wake me because I have to get up so early.
Yesterday Lauren wouldn't go back to bed after about 5:00 am, so I just stayed up with her - Bryan leaves for work at 5:30, so I was solo all day until he got home at 4:00. I had the worst day I think I've ever had - 2 kids screaming, Lauren not wanting to take a nap, Mya wanting to be held until she fell asleep, both not feeling good, me not able to fix it.
When Bryan got home I broke down, sobbing, telling him what a bad mother I thought I was because I yelled, no screamed at Lauren - I was just so exhausted. He just let me cry and reassured me that I'm a good mom. And he took care of the girls the rest of the night, calling and letting the Young Men's president know he wouldn't make it to mutual so that he could help me. I didn't even ask.
And when I came upstairs from working last night, the girls were all ready for bed in their jammies, just waiting for me so we could say prayers together.
He then told me he was going to get off early today so that he could come home and I could work to make up some of my hours I missed from yesterday.
I just got a text asking what he's supposed to make for dinner tonight, and I know all I have to say is "tacos" and he'll come down in a few minutes when it's ready.
I love him so much, and I am so lucky. I just feel so blessed today for such a great husband. I know you won't read this, but I love you B-Town, you are the best guy in the world for me, and I'm so glad I went to a dumb party on August 4, 2001 and got to meet the cute guy with the curly hair in the KSwiss and plaid shirt who showed me he had mad hops on the front lawn.

6 comments:

The Byers Family said...

Awww, he is a good guy! You're lucky you got him and he's lucky he got you too! Every mom screams at her kids now and then, not one of us means it of course, but you're not alone there! You are a really good mom!!

Lindsay said...

I LOVED reading this. LOVED everything about it. Hope your days get better & better. Bryan is really SUCH a sweetheart! That is awesome!

Jennie-O said...

sorry about your horrible day :( I can't imagine how stressful that must have been. You're a great mom and Bryan is an awesome dad!! hope the kiddos feel better soon.

j. said...

ohhh this is so sweet! bryan is truly truly SUCH a good husband. i am so glad greg has him around as a good influence. i have always been so impressed with the way he steps up to help without being asked.

and you, my dear, are an amazing mom. how many times have i told you that i want to be like you when i am a mom? and i mean it, completely. everyone screams at their kids some days, it's just life. we get frusterated & tired and we are only human. never forget what an amazing job you are doing & how DIFFICULT a job it is. don't be too hard on yourself.

i love you, kierst.

oh, and thanks for letting me know about the cute "g & j" license plate! it actually gave me a cute idea for a v-day card. and i also have to tell you that i had a dream about you last night---you & i discovered a ballet studio we didn't know about in your basement & we decided to open up a studio! ha! have you seen any ballet studio's down there lately?? maybe you missed it..

xoxoxoxo.

BreeAnn said...

Aren't husband's great? They surprise us sometimes don't they? When I got my gallbladder out in September Ty was really great that way too!

Holly Strong said...

I seriously LOVE Bryan. He is the best guy EVER for you Kiersti. The other day I was cleaning something and thought, Bryan is so cool, when we have get togethers he always cleans up...my hubby chats with his family. LOL It's fun to hear more awesome stories, Bryan is wonderful! What a great hubby you got there.