365 Project: Week 38

Can I just talk about how wonderful my husband is and how he is the calm and patient partner I need?

We threw a big shower this weekend for dear friends. I LOVE doing things like this for people I love. That’s literally why we designed our house the way that we did; for hosting. But, it also stresses me out (more than it should when I think about the big picture of life). Being in construction mode plays a big part in this stress currently.

My sweet husband, on the other hand, just calmly takes it in stride. He stayed up late Thursday night staining tops to our built ins. He stayed up late Friday night, putting away tools and trim. The picture of the plates on the wall? He meticulously measured out their placement for an hour and a half. (I would have thrown them against the wall if that were my job.) He cleaned off our back porch (aka construction central) an hour before guests arrived. He spent 20 minutes attaching a lock to the downstairs bathroom, finishing as guests were waking up to the door. He directed traffic, fitting 16 cars into our driveway like an engineer. And he smiled and stayed his happy low stress self through all of it. I don’t know how he does it, but I do know that I would be a mess without him.

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