Friday, May 10, 2013

Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:  "Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all."   Prov 31:28-29

Greta always gets the shaft on Mother's Day and her birthday. They usually fall on the same weekend each year. This year should be no I bought Greta some fancy rain boots that she wanted. The right one was for her birthday and the left one was for Mother's Day. Seemed fair to me! Anways, last year I guest posted here and probably set the bar to high for my future endeavors, but I figured I would give it another shot.

I am continually amazed at how well this woman loves me and my family. Since my last post we have added our 4th child, the 1st girl, Charli. She is awesome! I've wanted a girl since we began building a family...and i love that little lady! Greta does an incredible job being a mom to this family. Greta has handled the transition from 3 to 4 kids effortlessly. Each day I "get" the opportunity to leave the house. I am typically gone from 630am to pm. In that timeframe she somehow manages to shuttle the kids to and from school, play with our kids, nurse an infant, do laundry for 6 people (4 of which soil themselves on a regular basis), and cook a fabulous meal each night. It truly is unbelievable. People on twitter and facebook are probably tired of hearing me rant about her greatness....sorry!

I knew when we got married in 2004 that God had given me the perfect partner, but i think it is only recently that i really have began to appreciate all her qualities. Trust me...having four kids 5 and insane. And by insane, i mean loud, stinky, crazy, etc. I am regularly stressed out by the noise my kids make as they run circles around me in public pooping themselves. Meanwhile Greta is cool as a cucumber. It truly does take two people to make this house a family...and I love my other half.

I've said it before and I'll say it again...Greta has a thankless job. She handles it with great grace and poise and her kids and I are extremely blessed to have her. I feel bad for all the people that dont know her well...because they are truly missing out. Thanks for loving us so well babe! Thanks for being the rock of this house and showing our children the love of Christ on a daily basis.


Allison said...

Very sweet! Happy Birthday and Mother's Day!

jessica said...

This is so sweet! Well said, Bob! I love her too and only wish she was a regular part of our lives as well! Happy, happy, dear friend!