Wednesday, January 04, 2012

That man

 

 

There’s eleventy hundred reasons I love him.

 

But sometimes it’s the littlest things that make you glad you married your best friend.

 

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In the midst of the Christmas chaos, Itty Bit’s advent activity for the day was a little cardboard racecar.  With approximately 1,714 tiny parts and instructions written in wee Japanese.

 

After a long week, the man didn’t hesitate as he sat down to solve the Part XEI attach Part 92Y in north left quadrant 60 angle craziness.

 

He might have sort have mumbled something about that stupid Target Dollar Section, but he still willingly suffered for his kid.

 

And let me tell you… the image of him using a magnifying glass WHILE wearing his hilarious Walmart reading glasses… is one that cracks me up and makes my heart do a funny flip all at the same time.

 

(Seriously… the dude keeps those crazy glasses because he once had a dog that chewed on them and he misses that dog.  Love the story, but he completely earns every guffaw when he puts them on).

 

The car took 45 minutes to put together.  And lasted all of 45 seconds.  Apparently Itty Bit needed to “check the engine compartment”.

 

But that man sitting there, impressing the heck out of his mini-me… (doofy glasses and all)…

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is something I hope the little guy remembers as one of his favorite Christmas memories.

 

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I’m feeling a bit sentimental and scared tonight.

 

In a few hours we hit the road for that all-important “surgical consult”.

 

My stomach doesn’t like those words.

 

 

Would you please pray for that ornery, wonderful, bad taste in glasses man of mine?

 

(And pray that he finds his blogging mojo soon… anyone volunteer to pester him about that? ;)

 

We appreciate you.

 

 

And I promise to catch up with all of you soon… I’m ready to quit being overwhelmed.

 

 

Source: tumblr.com via Susanna on Pinterest

20 comments:

lifebythecreek said...

I pray every day, and I'll add an extra measure today. This is the verse that I claim for you today:

Joshua 1:9
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go."

Love you both....

MrsMann said...

Hugs & prayers!

Mrs Mom said...

Knee mail has been non stop for all y'all for a while now. Will just keep it coming double time!

We love you guys!! (Dang that Itty Bit is SO stinkin cute!!)

Bethany said...

I'll keep on praying!

Priceless memories, friend. I love that picture of the two of them.

robin said...

He's definitely a keeper! P & PTs...

Fire Wife Katie said...

Sending prayers your way!!

Tamar SB said...

Sending prayers your way! And what a sweet daddy he is, goofy glasses and all!!

Danielle said...

Love the sign at the bottom. They're so cute working so serious together.
Prayers are with you.

Pam Bowers said...

I love seeing men do things like this for their kids. My favorite thing to watch is my husband teaching our nephew how to do something...like skip a stone on the water or drawing with a spirograph.

Praying everything went well today.

Stacy said...

I will, of course, pray for Mr. Daddy. I hope all goes well, gets over fast, and you all allowed to go on with life with some good news in the future.

I can also appreciate Mr. Daddy's frustrations. I bought a wooden dragon for the boy to put together over break. Yeah. It had eleventy hundred pieces and no directions. Guess who had to put it together??? Last time I'm getting one of those...it even said 8+. As if!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

You're making all of us love him too! And of course, I will pray. :)

Lynsay said...

Praying. XOXO

Candance said...

How did I miss everything? Probably because I suck. Sending lots of hugs y'alls way.

He & Me + 3 said...

I have not been around much. But you have been in my prayers. I will continue to pray Rachel. Read back a few posts. so sorry about your lens. BUMMER!

Susan said...

You've got the prayers from Missouri! Will be glad when this is behind you and you can go back to just concentrating on the silly boys that rock your world. There's nothing better than silly boys....

heather said...

All the prayers I've got friend...

stephanie said...

many prayers from our house!! side note love the pic of Itty with his cutie glasses

Michelle Pixie said...

Rachel, I know exactly where you are in this moment and my heart hurts that you all have to go through this. Please know that we are all here for you and find strength in the love that surrounds you. Holding you all close to my heart.

angel shrout said...

Rachel you know I have had my own drama here in life and have been doing my best to keep up with my favorite people online, like you and MR. D.. God has got this hun. Always has and always will. sending so many prayers for you all.

Emmy said...

You are right there is something awesome about that picture. He is a good daddy.