Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Mr. Daddy

Have I told you lately that you are a good man?

That one of the first things I heard said about you is:

"He's good people".

By someone we both know and admire much.

What's the hoopla about "good"?

I means you are someone worthy of my respect and love.

Admirable and honest and absolutely willing to stand by your friends when they go through ugly things.

You have watched me struggle physically with handling the stress of our workplace this last week.
You were compassionate and caring at home.
Firm and well-spoken at work.

It is a comfort to know that in the midst of this turmoil - you have remained true to what is most important and reminded me of it again and again: US.

All four of us. You, me, Itty Bit, and the Big Man Upstairs.

We have prayed together more this week than I can remember.
Yes, it's been that hard.
But it has also been that good.
To connect as a family and refuse to let this take over our lives.

"It's a living, not a life".

With my new focus, I remember:
The day we met.
You in your welding coveralls and silly conductors hat, face dirtied with soot.
And through the smudges I saw the bluest eyes twinkling at me and the biggest white smile.
And all the words I wanted to say (including my name) just fell out of my head.

Amazing how far we've come since then?

I just wanted to remind you, in case it's been awhile.

That I think you are amazing.
And it's a precious thing to be your friend.


Killlashandra said...

Good post. Makes me think it's your anniversary. :)

Stacy said...

He certainly does sound like good people - and certainly seems that way, as well.

Hope you work gets better. Truer words could not be spoken..."It's a living not a life". I watched my mom be miserable at her work for years and vowed to never let that be me. Life's too short to be miserable. ((hugs))

hannah m said...

This makes me so happy - clearly you have chosen well, Rachel, and that's a beautiful thing! You and Mr. Daddy are clearly an amazing couple!