Thank + you = Good job

I haven’t been doing a good job of keeping the posts I write and the posts I have shared organized so tonight when I was actually starting to organize all the stuff I have written I came across this.

good mom, hope unfolding

Tonight my husband gave me praise. He gave me a hug and said “thank you.” At first I didn’t hear what he said as it came out a little mumbled and I was running around trying to get stuff done so when he stopped and asked me for a hug, I stopped, but I guess my mind was still racing.  

He said “thank you”. He just got home from working 12 hours and will probably have another long day tomorrow. I had dinner ready and a happy baby, but the house was messy, laundry was not put away and I’d spent a good bit of time watching the World Series the last few days. My husband is not a sports fan so I’m not sure he gets the crazy in me when it comes to sports.

He said “thank you”. He works so I can go work out at the YMCA, go to weekly Bible study and the occasional trip to Disneyland.  Sometimes I do not feel like I do enough.

I am so blessed and lucky to have such an amazing husband standing beside me. He loves me through the ups and downs and he appreciates all the little things I do for him.

Two small words, they mean so much. Thank + you = Good job.

This was written a few weeks after we moved to California and I remember how many hours he worked when we first moved here, but I didn’t remember this special moment. I think sometimes I forget all the things I do and only see the things I didn’t do. The messes I didn’t clean or the laundry that still needs to be washed or folded, but I guess somehow my husband was able to see past all the things I didn’t do and say thank you for the things I did. I feel so blessed to have him as my partner and loved finding this special memory.

4 comments on “Thank + you = Good job

  1. Great job on tour half!!! Amazing time. I am amazed that you had time to train with two kids! I have run several halfs myself and if ypu have a fast time goal like you had it takes so many hours a week to train! I am so proud of you and I hope you are proud of yourself.

    I needed the reminder today that the little things that we DO get done in a day do matter even if all we see if where we were lacking. (Why are so many women like that??) I am going back to work this week after 4 months at home with my daughter and was nervous about all the things that I will not be able to keep up on to keep the house running smoothly… But now I think whatever gets done will be great. I may have a different definition of what a successful household looks like after a week of work! Thank you for the good job reminder!

    • Thanks. I am proud of my time, I thought I might be able to do it a little quicker, but my ultimate goal was under 2 hours and I did it. 🙂

      Praying for you as you transition back to work, you are right you are going to do everything you need to. It may not feel like you have done it all yet, but you do more than you know or realize. So thankful that I shared this at the right time for you. I guess there was a reason this got lost so many months ago.

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