Wednesday, October 24, 2007

my john...



just happens to be the sweetest person I know; and how blessed I am that he also happens to be my husband. Saturday was a really hard day for me. I was feeling pretty sad about something personal, which seemed to take it's toll on my spirits that day. John left to get a haircut, and returned with a beautiful bouquet of flowers, some Jones Blackberry sodas, and a few of my favorite treats. The bouquet consisted of an assortment of fall flowers, each one unique and vividly colorful. Being in Arizona has many perks, but I would be lying if I told you that I didn't miss the distinct seasons...especially Autumn. I miss the cool crisp air and the rich vibrant colors. I miss my thick slouchy sweaters and boots. I miss walking through leaf piles and hearing them crunch under my feet. Anyway, how thoughtful is my John for knowing these things, and then to pick out the perfect flower arrangement, and then to bring a little piece of Autumn home to me?
The last few days have been super chaotic around our house. I have a million things that I have to do and have been running around like a crazy person as of late. Last night we went over to the church to update our temple recommends, and then I had to stay for a visiting teaching meeting. I really just wanted to go home and get started on the cleaning and laundry that I had totally neglected the last few days; but I knew where I needed to be, and it wasn't in my laundry room. I needed to fulfill my church responsibilities; and I'm glad I did because the Spirit moved me to tears. I seriously love it when I can allow the Spirit to touch me in such a way.
I walked in the door that night just as John was putting dinner on the table. Once again, he had picked up the slack. The baby was down for the night, our bedroom and bathroom were clean, as well as the kitchen and family room. And then, after we ate, he straight away started folding and putting away laundry! Isn't he just the greatest? Seriously, I don't know what I would do if I didn't have my John. I guess instead, I would have a pretty lonely, sad, stressful, and burdensome life.

Thank you John...love you.

8 comments:

buddens said...

I'm sorry you've been bummed! I can totally relate to the slacker feeling! I haven't been bummed, necessarily, but definitely have lacked motivation around the house. I keep inventing errands so I can just get out of the house! My husband hasn't had the time to pitch in quite as much as John did for you (Holy Cow!), but he's contributed in his own way, like tonight by asking how he could help me out when he came home to a messy house, rather than being frustrated by it. After dinner he picked up G's toys and vacuumed the main floor before he headed off to do more homework. I think sometimes it's helpful just to know your husband is on your side, you know? I can't believe how much John got done just while you were at your meeting! He must be a speed cleaner! And those flowers are gorgeous -- the red bud things are some of my favorites!

white towel said...

He is fast! He folded me up and put me away in a snap!

John said...

It's so much fun to do things for people you love to pieces!
I love you tons!

Danielle said...

I'm so sorry to hear that you've been sad. I'll keep you in my prayers.

John really does need to clone himself.

Ever girl in the world should have a guy like John!!!

God bless you both!

The Schramm Family said...

High five for John! That is awesome. We miss you guys so much. I am so glad i can read your blog and get caught up a little on what you are doing. Don't be too sad you live in AZ it was only 46 degrees when taking Sadie to school the other day. I don't want winter to come yet!!! Love you hope you had a better day today :)

diana rose said...

i'm glad you have john in your life... you both truly deserve each other.

i'm sorry you're feeling down, please, please call me and let me know if i can do anything for you.

diana rose said...

oh, and the white towel comment had me rolling! hilarious!

Sulis said...

Interesting to know.