3.07.2011

Let's Hear It for the Boy!

If you get irritated by that girl who goes on and on and on about how amazing her husband is and just gushes about all the amazing things he does, then you may want to stop reading now because this is going to get gushy.

Last chance. You're still here? 

Well here goes. 

This man...
 
deserves a massive thank you. Brett has been an amazing support to me over the last few months. Here is a list of just 10 of the things he's done the last few months that have meant the world to me.
  1. While I spent a few months vomiting a few times a day, Brett was at my side rubbing my back, holding my hair, with crackers and a cup of ginger ale to help ease my stomach when I was through. 
  2. Brett single-handedly washed every dirty dish for nearly three months so that I could "rest" (aka pass out for five hours) and avoid throwing up. 
  3. He has made the drive to and from Provo between work and class to bring me Einstein Bagles, Jdawgs, Olive Garden soup and salad, and anything else my heart desires. 
  4. He has rubbed my swollen feet, my achy back, and my growing belly.
  5. He has cooked when I am too tired to cook, he's cleaned when I am too worn out to clean.
  6. He still snuggles me even though I've inherited a new sleeping habit from pregnancy (snoring!)
  7. He has been understanding when I've been frustrated, emotional, and moody. 
  8. He surprises me with notes, treats, and acts of service to remind me that he loves me.
  9. Brett tells me I'm beautiful and compliments my ever-changing body every single day. 
  10. Brett has been completely selfless and willing to help in whatever way he can. (Oh and he hasn't complained once).


In addition to all that, Brett has been a huge support to his parents in SLC while they have been going through a rough time. For the last few months Brett and I have been taking trips up to Salt Lake City every weekend and sometimes weekdays. Back in November we received news that Brett's dad Cliff has cancer. In December, Cliff went through two intensive surgeries. Cliff has recovered beautifully from those operations and is now on his third week of chemotherapy.

Cliff is the most active man you will ever meet, but the surgery and the chemo have made it difficult for him to do the things he's used to doing. Brett has spent his weekends doing whatever he can to help around the house and be a support to his parents. He spends his weekends rubbing his dad's feet, shoveling, cutting firewood, pruning trees, painting (his parent's entire basement), working in the garden, moving five full filing cabinets (drawer by drawer), moving furniture upstairs, moving furniture downstairs, organizing the garage, hanging blinds, installing light fixtures, and doing anything else to help his dad and mom. I don't know how he has all the energy to do it, but I know that I am really lucky. Brett is a helper. He will do anything he can to help the people that he loves and it makes him so happy to serve. I feel so lucky that he loves me. I'm so lucky that I have him as my husband and I know he will be an incredible Dad. 

So let's hear it for Brett! He sure deserves some recognition.


1 comment:

Brett + Aisling + Aedan +Eli said...

Woo-hoo! I agree. The man definitely deserves some praise. What a wonderful hubby and son.

you can tell he's so excited for his little girl to arrive, and that he loves you so much. Thats why he's such a big help. He lovs to take care of his two princesses. :)

Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy. Supportive husbands make ALL the difference.