. . . for Lauren and Lauren: Take for granted

February 1, 2015

Take for granted

hat and tunic
hat and tunic
top: loft    hat: groopdealz   boots: zulily 

I was thinking about last week and realizing how those weeks, although hard, are really good for our marriage.  I think it's so easy to take for granted things our spouses do, and far too easy to think about what we wish they did more of.  

I do a good amount of the housework, and while Chris knows it and is appreciative I don't think he realized really how much there is that I do.  The other week when I was really sick I couldn't do anything and he was left to clean up the kitchen, pick up things around the house, all those "little" chores that build up so fast.  He said to me a few times that he can't believe all the things I do everyday and how grateful he is that I do them. 

After Chris is gone for a few days I realize how much I miss him and how much of a difference it makes to have him home.  The hours between 5:30 and bedtime seem so long when you're by yourself, as well as the first half hour or hour in the morning before he goes to work.  I think sometimes I forgot how helpful that is because it's not like I'm sitting on the couch doing nothing while he's playing with Addilyn, but making dinner, cleaning up or something else.  But those things are far harder when he isn't home.  It made me more grateful that he's normally home, that he loves playing with Addi when he is, and that we can share those responsibilities when he's done with his workday.  

Hard weeks stink, but it makes you even more grateful for the good ones.  

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J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

It's so so true. xoxo

Brianne Bracco said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Even the tiniest pause and appreciated gesture goes a long way. Sometimes all it takes is a "Thanks babe, I really appreciate you doing that" when Aaron vacuums for me. I think it's so great the way you two recognize that with each other. Makes for a great marriage and all around partnership. :)

two birds said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So true! You two seem like you have a great partnership. I can be hard, day by day, to not take it for granted. It's really great to realize how special you are to one another and how much you really need and appreciate each other!

Kate Cope said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love this look, especially your boot socks! And I totally know how you feel- it's the same with me and my husband.
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Amanda D. said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

1. love your outfit. you look great.
2. I completely agree. Husband has been helping me clean a bit more now that I can barely do anything. But he works hard and comes home and cooks this big meal. And he's happy to do it.
It is really hard when he's at work and non stop days but really makes you appreciate when they are home and what they do for you. And what you do for them!