Saturday, October 24, 2009

Sweet Husband

I've always known that Chad is a great guy - I wouldn't have married him if I didn't think so - but, over the last week or so I've realized just how lucky I am. He has really been great through this whole pregnancy, but lately, I think those hormones that everyone talks about have kicked in. I tend to cry easily over silly things, and I've done some really STUPID stuff in the past week. I'm not going to go into detail, but one example is the speeding ticket that I just got today. Chad gave me a little "talkin to" but took the news much better than I expected. Uggg...I'm just going to blame this past week on my "pregnancy brain." I haven't pulled the, "Give me a break, I'm pregnant!" card much, so I think I'll use it now.

Anyways, I haven't been able to stop thinking about last weekend and what a sweet and patient husband Chad was. It was Saturday and we were getting ready for the big Ga. Tech / Va. Tech game. Chad had been looking forward to this game all week - not only the game, but the all day tailgate before hand. The game didn't start until 6, so that left the entire day for some quality tailgate time. Our goal was to get out there by noon. (We would have gotten there much earlier, but Chad had a tennis match that morning.) While he was off playing tennis, I was suppose to be getting ready - showering, making apple dip, boiled peanuts - so we could leave when he got home.

Well, as you can probably guess, I severely underestimated how long it would take to do all of that and when Chad called to say he'd be home in a few minutes, I had just gotten out of the shower and had not even started the apple dip....and the big issue?....I hadn't picked out what I was going to wear to the game yet. Now, I have a hard enough time picking out the perfect "game day" outfit on a normal day - but on this day - finding a cute outfit that was going to be warm enough AND work with my ever growing belly, was quite the feat. By this time, Chad was home, getting showered and ready, and trying with no success to "suggest" different clothing options for me. After trying on numerous outfit combinations, them not working, and me throwing them on the floor, I broke down into tears. Through the tears I gave up on an outfit and declared that I would just go make the apple dip. Chad knew well enough to just leave me alone.

Now here's the good part. About 10 or 15 minutes go by and I'm down stairs cutting up apples. Chad comes down and very calmly says, "I've picked out two different options for you that you haven't tried yet and they are hanging in the front of the closet. I think you're really going to like them." At the time I'm thinking, yeah right. But, as it turns out, one of the shirts that he picked out worked perfectly! Chad finished things up in the kitchen and packed up the car while I finished getting ready.

(Here's a picture from the game. Turns out my outfit didn't matter at all because I was in a jacket the entire day.)

The more I think about that "act if kindness" by Chad, I realize just how lucky I am to have such a great husband...and how lucky Griffin is to have such a good dad! (Chad already kisses Griffin every night and tells him good night...adorable.)

So Chad - thank you for being so wonderful and so patient with me...especially this past week. I'm giving you good practice for fatherhood, and I think you're about ready! LOVE YOU!


  1. Who is this husband you call “Chad” and what have you done with my brother?

  2. Funny Natalie. That $1 Rachel paid for me was a great deal.

  3. So was last week's dream of getting pulled over by air traffic control predicting the real life traffic ticket this week? Spooky!

  4. I am soo glad I gave that boy permission to marry you, I knew he was good but I didn't know he was that good! Sweet story, hang in there "baby girl."