Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Unsung Hero: Eric


This handsome man is my husband Eric.You've met him before as he's posted a few updates here and there.

Today, I want to take some time to tell you how incredibly amazing this man is. This man has taken such good care of me, frankly the entire time I've known him. I mean, I've always known he is a great man. But for this last 9 months, he's been phenomenal. 

He has not only cared for me, but he's managed so many of the kids' things, he has done most of the cleaning since diagnosis (oh yes, laundry, vacuuming, sweeping, dishes), he's taken care of most of the meals. This all on top of his regular work. In October, he even worked a second job part time.

Not once has this man complained. Not once has he even let out a single sigh. (And here's where I admit if the tables were turned, I'd have sighed a few, okay a few thousand, times.)  Never has he said anything to make me feel bad or guilty that he has to carry such a large load. He runs out to buy me food if I'm having a craving. Or he cooks for me. He was by my side when I was sick. He has held my hand through the scarier moments. His shoulder is there when I need to cry.

And the best part? When I thank him, or tell him how wonderful he is being (which I try to do often. I don't ever want him to think I take him for granted), he still blushes sometimes. And tells me he's just doing what he should be. That he's just being my husband. He is truly the most humble person I know!

I am so blessed to have him by my side. I love him so much and am so thankful he's here with me. And I just had to share all of this with you. So you would know how wonderful he is too!

11 comments:

  1. Aww! That's so sweet! Glad you got a good guy there.

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  2. So nice when wonderful people find each other!

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  3. I knew there was a reason I like this man. In a regular guy kinda way ... you know ... it's not like I wanna hug him or nuthin'. :)

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  4. Eric rocks. You're lucky to have each other.

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  5. The tight feeling in my throat turned into tears at "Never has he said anything to make me feel bad or guilty that he has to carry such a large load. He runs out to buy me food if I'm having a craving."

    What a good husband. You are such a lucky duck & I know you'd shine just as bright if the tables were turned. Hug him tight.

    And Eric, thank you for taking care of my friend Brandie. Don't tell her, but I think the world of her & am soooo glad she has such a devoted, dependable, kind-hearted man in her life. Shhh. ;)

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  6. So beautiful (the BOTH of you!)

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  7. Make me cry first thing in the morning, why don't ya?? He really is a great guy. Anytime I've ever talked with him, etc, he's smiling and just upbeat and happy. Kudos to you for celebrating him. :) (I, too, would not be able to be as good about all of this as he is.)

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  8. He really is awesome. AND he's funny AND cute. You guys are a beautiful couple, Brandie. So glad you're there for each other.

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  9. So sweet. You have yourself a good one there. Hold on tight & don't let go then tell him we told you to do it. ;0)

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  10. What a great post! I am thankful you have Eric.

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  11. Sounds like my house

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Seeing your comments makes me smile! Thank you so much =)