Friday, March 21, 2008

I hate to brag, BUT....

I think I have the most amazing husband in the world! Now I am not just saying this statement in a willy-nilly type fashion. Let me present my undeniable proof.
  1. While I was sick the past week he took care of me and all the kids. He brought me meals and movies in bed. He kept checking to see if I was warm enough and if I needed my electric blanket turned on. He helped the kids get ready for the day and made sure they got out the door for school and/or play dates. He was so gentle with me and kept reminding me not to over-do it even when I started feeling better (even if it meant missing the 5th annual St. Patrick's day girls night out!). And best of all, when I was feeling so awful I could only sit up for minutes at a time, he (with Jason) gave me a priesthood blessing. The peace and love that I felt when he put his hands on my head, I truly knew the Lord was mindful of me.
  2. When I was finally feeling half-human, I ventured out for some errands at Costco and Target. I didn't even have kids with me, but by the last hour of running around I was really having a tough time. I was completely worn out. I picked up Trevor from his play date and was wondering how I would actually be able to bring in all of the groceries and various other items to the house and put them away. I pulled into the garage and even before I was out of the van, Ken was there unloading the stuff. I was going to call down and ask for his help, but he had anticipated my need. He let me sit down while he put all the groceries away. I'm sure it was a small thing to him, but his simple act of service was a Godsend for me.
  3. I know I just got back from a wonderful family weekend in Oklahoma, but Ken is letting me have another get-away! Details fell into place for a long weekend in NYC with friends! My friend Celia just got a condo in a great location in Manhattan and it was the perfect excuse to go out again for a visit. The next thing I know, Carlos talks our friend Julie into to coming in from San Diego too. So we have a wonderful theater-filled weekend planned with most of my best friends from my senior year. How fabulous is that?!? And Ken is totally willing to pick up my slack (again!) for 4 days so I can go. He is the best!
  4. Plus Ken is taking me on a date to the symphony tonight to hear Beethoven and Rachmaninoff!
  5. Ken is an incredible and loving father. He rode bikes with the kids to take them to the new library and then reads them stories. He is so great!

This man is so good and I know I don't deserve all he does for me. I am still trying to figure out how out of all the girls in the world, I landed the handsome prince who is always up on the white horse willing to rescue me?!? I must be the luckiest girl ever!

6 comments:

shelly said...

Carli, I'm glad you're finally feeling better! Isn't wonderful when your handsome prince totally lives up to the title. Cudos to Ken for being perfect for you. :)

Carlos F said...

I am so glad your feeling better and you are truly blessed by God and yes you DO deserve that Prince of yours. Don't sell your awesome self short...

See you in April Can't wait!!!!

Blaine and Tirsa said...

Wow...you really do have a reason to brag. He is setting a great example to your girls of what to look for in a husband and to Trevor for how to be a great husband.

Three Girls and a Boy said...

Oh Carli, I'm so glad Ken is so good to you. From the moment you introduced me to him, he just seemed like the kind of guy you just described in your blog. Tell him I'm grateful to him too, for taking such good care of a dear friend. Wish we could get together more often! I'm thinking of you!

Jill said...

How do I get me a Ken? Is he for hire? Can he be like that nanny lady who fixes families? I need some R&R!

mcojaadams said...

Yes, you DO have an amazing husband! Reading this makes me what to start a blog just so I can brag about my amazing husband! :-)