Friday, October 17, 2008

Working Things Out

A while ago, my Mom had a medical emergency and needed me to get her to the hospital and stay with her for almost 12 hours while she was treated. And I spent the night with her, since she was house sitting and away from Dad. (She's alright now.) But getting it all set up so I could be there for her was a little crazy.

I was able to stay with Mom for a few reasons: I have a great kid in Snake, who was able to hang out by himself until Smith got home. A wonderful friend with a daycare who was willing to get Moose. Her son is friends with him and Moose knows a lot of the other kids there, too. But most of all, because of Smith.

He picked up Moose, and figured out dinner and got them set up with clothes out for the next morning. He got the guys off to school and worked out how Snake was going to deal with going away for the weekend. He did all the "Smith" stuff, the "Mrs. Smith" stuff, and he did it well.

Most of all, he moved his schedule around so he could go in a little later in the day and get the guys to school. His boss was ok about it once it was explained to him. Of course it helps that Smith is great at what he does, and is willing to go the extra mile, so they will let him shuffle times around when an emergency comes up.

Smith, I love you for understanding how important my parents are to me. I love that you don't feel put out when I need to help them with something. I love how you step up and take over at home without complaining - I've got jealous friends behind that. I love how you know that I can help out my parents as much as I do, and still be able to give you and the boys the love and care you and our home needs. I love how you can support me because you know you can rely on my support.

I love you more and more as time goes by. Thank you for your love and our life together. You are my:
Knight In Shiney Armour


Officer "Smith" said...

What else can I do? You were theirs before you were mine.

Besides, a little hiccup now and then is good. It keeps me on my toes.

Anonymous said...

Ahh, waht a good man.

Evil Transport Lady said...

You are a very lucky woman!

Kudos to you both!

Murphy's Law said...


Mrs. "Smith" said...

Copswife: Yes, he really is a good guy.

Evil Transport Lady: Thank you.

Me: I usually feel that way once a day, and have for a little over 10 years. :)

Liz said...

What a great post! It's so nice to hear about marriages that are working.