To whom it may concern,
No, I'm not crazy. I know Father's Day is in June and Mother's Day is this weekend. But I'm going to use Mother's Day as an excuse to write about how awesome of a Dad my husband is!
The only reason I can thrive as a mom is because Noah is such an awesome dad (and husband). Seriously!
I could go on and on. But let me just say, yesterday I had a final "breakfast" with my Purity Bible Study girls. I was hoping to get either Ellie or Josie up and ready before I left and help Noah out, but of course both girls slept in. I wanted to leave the house at 8 am. Josie woke up at 7:58 and Ellie at 7:59. That left Noah with two little girls to get up, dressed, on the toilet, diaper changed, teeth brushed, bottle fed, breakfast, etc. etc. Meanwhile I got to go enjoy a delicious breakfast with 5 women and hear how God has continued to transform their lives!!
That's awesome, right??
Not only that, but then last night, my dearest friend Jen and I got to get some "Mom's time out" We've been wanting to get pedicures for weeks- and we finally got a date worked out. I left Noah home last night with both girls awake. He had to get them all ready for bed and put them to bed, clean up house, etc. etc. Meanwhile, I was getting a pedicure, going out for cheesecake and shopping at Target.
Happy Mother's day to me!!
As if Noah hadn't already done his "Daddy Duty" this week- turns out today is the day I've been planning ahead to for weeks- as a day to get on campus for "final" meetings with three students I've invested in for the past few years. I haven't had a day on campus since before Josie was born. (Typically this semester I just have one meeting at a time and mostly, I just have girls come over here and meet while E& J are around.) But I had decided I'd schedule three meetings from 9:30-2 so I could see them all one last time. SO that's right, Noah took care of everyone here so I could get to campus.
As we wrap up four years here at the U of I, it was a total TREAT to spend the day on campus with these three ladies. An iced chai latte at my favorite coffee shop, one last chance to eat in the dining hall, a sweet conversation with one of the first students I met here in Champaign, time in the Word, praying outside in the sunshine as I said a very sad goodbye to a dear student friend were all highlights of my day. And I came home to two happy well-loved girls and a picked up home!
I did NOT expect all of these things to fall within a 30 hour time frame, but I'm so so so grateful for Noah. I couldn't live this life without him!
Oh, and did I mention, tomorrow I have a haircut that I scheduled months ago, and Noah will be watching the girls for one more hour for me?
Oops, thanks honey!!
A very grateful mimom of 2 "littles"
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