I know you had a long day, too. I know you had to work late again and you were ready to come home and relax for the night. I know your head was pounding and the last thing you needed was to walk into a house full of homeschool chaos and a wife so stressed out she was ready to institutionalize herself.
I’m sorry I was cranky, stressed, and that the house was a mess. I’m sorry that the kids and I were all on the verge of a full blown meltdown, right as you entered the door.
Most importantly though, I want to say thank you.
Thank you for bringing home more drawing paper for the girls since they seemed to have finished off the last of the big stack – in one day.
Thank you for picking up my prescription so that I wasn’t a raging psycho path full of anxious nerves for much longer.
Thank you for going through the drive-thru on your way home so you could bring me home a sweet tea – again (yes, I know I have a serious problem).
Thank you for trying to help me get rid of my monthly tension headache by massaging the knot in my neck, despite having your own pain due to your fibro.
Thank you for “starting dinner” which ultimately turned into making the meatloaf entirely, and pretty much the rest of the meal. Oh and thank you for helping Lil’ Sis finish her worksheets – while you cooked.
Thank you for having my back when I had to lecture one of our beautiful children about why we don’t “do” lazy in our family, once again.
Thank you for giving Lil’ Siss her bath after dinner, so I could get my work done. I’m sure she thanks you too, for getting the syrup out of her hair that accumulated while she ate her waffles this morning.
Thank you for not complaining when you had to fall asleep to the sound of the printer and silhouette machine running, because I had to get those orders filled and shipped tomorrow.
Thank you for apparently cleaning all of the dinner mess before you came to bed, just so I didn’t have to wake up to a messy kitchen in the morning.
Thank you for being my rock, and for being such an amazing father to these little goobers of ours.
Thank you for putting up with my crazy and for loving me even when I am at my worst.
Thank you for fighting the pain you endure every single day, so that you can go to work to support our family.
Thank you for working as hard as you do, and for making it possible for me to stay home with our babies every day. I get the best part of their day, and it’s all because of you.
Even though days like today happen, I know how blessed I truly am, and it’s all thanks to you.
You are the reason I can find the bliss in this life full of chaos.
Seriously, thank you. I couldn’t do this thing called life without you.
We love you more than all the stars in the sky!