Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Married to a REAL man =)

Last night I came home from tutoring and Adam was shampooing all the carpets. It's needed to be done and Adam took the initiative to rent the carpet cleaner and get it done.

This is just a small example of the ways Adam tries to help around the house. I try to do most of the cleaning, cooking, laundry, and Hannah duties but it gets so difficult while I'm pregnant that most of the time I end up just focusing on Hannah because I'm too exhausted to do anything else and without me even asking him to, Adam picks up my slack.

All this and he is taking 18 graduate level classes. These are not simple classes. He has had to design an electronic calculator (that actually works) an electronic reader application (like a Kindle...which also actually works) and right now is working on designing a video game...and all of that is just for ONE class.

I know I've written about him taking these classes before, but it is a HUGE deal. I'm so proud of him and I count the days down until May 8th when he is done with all 6 of his classes and he just needs to worry about his full time job and family (lol "just").

This man is up at 6:30 every day to be able to get Hannah up and ready and fed so that I don't have to get up so fast and start my day vomiting. He doesn't have to do it, but he does it for me. He does it for her too, so that she knows Daddy loves her. He also tries to spend a little time for us after school and helps me get Hannah into bed by 6:30 before he starts his homework and many times he is up until 1:00 in the morning working on his homework or classroom work. Although I don't ask him to help around the house, or with Hannah, he does it because he loves us and wants to make my life a little easier while I'm pregnant. He is always asking if I am happy, or if there is anything I need him to do.

I'm not even going to mention the time he spends in meetings and mutual as the 2nd councilor in the YM presidency, but he is quite a stud.

He only has two more full months of this crazy life. Hopefully I'll get my energy back before then so I can help to lighten his load somehow. I'm so grateful for my man. I'm so grateful for the way he takes care of us, and shows us that he loves us. I'm grateful that I chose him and for the way he supports me...although I think he will rethink another pregnancy any time soon, especially if he decides to work on his Doctorate :)


Adam said...

Are you giving me your approval to start my doctorate? I already know what I want to get it in: Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Learning and Technology.

That sounds super awesome...but I feel like I need a break before I go back for a doctorate degree. My break has to be longer than one year this time...I am thinking more like a good 10 year break. Maybe I can start saving up $50 a month and by the time I am ready to go back I will be able to pay cash for all of it.

Lilian said...

Sounds like quite a catch! Way to go Adam for fulfilling the duties of a good husband and father!

PS - Don't shampoo your carpet. :-)

Georgia said...

Adam, You're the Man! Way to go being so supportive, kind and wonderful to your sweet wife and adorable daughter. Hang in there, both of you, May 8th is coming!