100 days of gratitude: Day 5
I am grateful not just today, but every day for my husband. He has blessed me with a beautiful life and amazing kids. He works hard every day to give us everything that we have. And when he comes home he continues to work hard at making sure the kids and I are happy. He plays with the boys from the second he walks in the door until they all pass out on the couch. He plays with Paityn so that I can finally shower or eat something. He works 6 days a week so that I can enjoying doing what I was meant to do, be a full time Mommy.
Chris and I have been through a lot together, and everything that we have endured has helped us grow together. He is my rock and my life line. He sees all the sides of me, some not too pretty and he still loves me unconditionally. Marriage is a lot of work, some heartache, lots of headaches, but if you have tons of love and faith you will always pull through. At least we have.
We don’t always follow the rules. Some nights we do go to bed angry, sometimes we can’t find a happy medium, and sometimes we bottle things up until they overflow and we lose our cool. (Mostly me) But what we always do, is love, and forgive, and fight!! We fight hard for what we have and we will never stop fighting. Love is a rollercoaster of emotions. You don’t always have to like each other in order to love each other and trust me, we don’t always like each other!!
Chris is my best friend, he holds my heart and all that comes with the job. The day he stole my whole heart was the day our oldest called him “Dad” and he responded. Chris adopted our oldest son when he was 4 and has raised him as his own ever since. He says that Chase is his blood no matter what the DNA says. He has a heart of gold when it comes to his children, they have always come first to him and I couldn’t be happier with that.
I know that it sounds crazy, even to him it sounds crazy, but I knew that he was the man for me a week after we met at the Fourth of July fireworks. I remember looking at him and thinking “gosh this guy is perfect, he’s the man for me” I felt that warm and fuzziness and just knew it was right.
My love for this man is more than I ever dreamed possible and I am truly grateful for him and our marriage.