This One’s Kinda Mushy

I wasn’t planning on participating in Tuesdays Unwrapped because I’m tired and I didn’t think I had it in me to write a post.

But then I read Emily’s and knew what I needed to say.

These last few weeks have been painfully difficult and stressful. In the last month I’ve flown round trip to Washington twice, spending almost three weeks away from home with barely a moments notice each time. I have been wrapped up in my own emotional, physical and spiritual needs.

Through all of this my wonderful, loving, patient husband, Josh, has been there…supporting me, listening to me, loving me. Not once did he complain about how difficult it’s been for him. He without hesitation stepped up; juggling caring for the kids, extra work around the house, his job, school, homework, and his own two trips up to Washington with never a grumble.

I love you Josh and I couldn’t have gotten through this time without you there by my side. I’m blessed to have you as my husband and best friend.

You were there for me emotionally; helping me to navigate my crazy way of processing the loss and listening when I was stressed and frustrated. You were there for me physically; holding me when I needed to cry and forcing me to rest and remember the life growing inside in the wake of the death without. You were there for me spiritually; praying for our family, offering words of encouragement and hope as we said goodbye to her and reminding me that God is still good.

Now it’s my turn to help make sure you get gradumicated!

**This post is linked at Chatting @ the Sky as part of Tuesdays Unwrapped. Please head over and see what others are unwrapping.

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  1. Sheri says:

    I am so sorry about your grandma, but I am glad that you got to see her.
    We all need to appreciate our spouses, I know I really need to work on that, especially when I get caught up in my own life. Sounds like you have a great guy! I will keep your family in my prayers, congratulations on all the exciting life changes you have coming soon! I’m glad I found your blog at Chatting at the Sky. Take care.

    1. Melissa says:

      Aww! Thanks. :)

  2. Duane Scott says:

    I should take lessons from your husband :) He’s a keeper! (And why does that feel wrong for me to say on so many levels?)

    1. Melissa says:

      Because it is wrong. Back off my man! :)

  3. keLi says:

    Great post! I “unwrapped” the gift of my husband today, too… how easy it is to get caught up in the daily and not appreciate our good good men…

  4. Isn’t that something. We both wrote about our husbands helping us through hard times! Another thing we have in common!

    1. Melissa says:

      Haha! It’s starting to get a little freaky Cassandra. :)

  5. Dayle says:

    These are the kinds of moments that make life worthwhile.

    1. Melissa says:

      Amen to that!

  6. What a beautiful photo. And yes, you are a blessed woman, indeed!

    1. Melissa says:

      I felt a little like I was cheating because that photo is from 6 years ago. :) I love it though.

  7. Billy Coffey says:

    That wasn’t mushy. That was wonderful.

    1. Melissa says:

      Thanks Billy. :)

  8. Southern Gal says:

    What a tribute to your husband.

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