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!