Friday, March 11, 2011
So thankful for my companion!
It is Friday--in 2 more days, my sister and niece will be here. It is nice to have people visit, and to feel like I can do some things with them. :) Katie and Cody left yesterday, and we had a good time with them. Again I had an "aha" moment yesterday. I still get tired more easily. In the morning I had some dear friends from California come visit for a while. After that, I went with Cody and Katie to look at a place for a reception (still waiting until the word is official that they are engaged). After that another friend came by who is a decorator and is going to help us with some remodeling, and she was here for about 2 hours. I was EXHAUSTED. I had plans for the evening, but stayed home instead and just had a low-key night. I still have to pace myself, and not put too much in one day. That probably doesn't sound like much, but even if I stand for too long, I get really worn out.
The other reason I wanted to write today was to write about Spence. I am putting a picture of him and me in this blog. I just want to say again how much I appreciate all he has done for me. I was reminded again by my sister of how lucky I am to have him by my side. He literally was with me every single day at the hospital--he tried to get some work done while he was there, but mostly he just catered to my needs and was my companion. He always checks up on me, and is the best at monitoring my progress. (He also makes me eat more calories, even if I don't want to!) He has continued on with routines with our children (scripture reading, prayers, etc) even when I may still be sleeping. He has done double duty around our house--all his chores plus several of mine, and has not complained. He is thankful that I can do more now, and that he can be relieved of some of those responsibilities, but he still does a lot. I am so thankful that he is such a caring companion, and that he exercises so much faith in my behalf. Truly I am thankful he is on my team--he is the best. I know you all know that too--you have witnessed how much he has done for me. I am very blessed. Have a good weekend. Love you, Louise