Saturday, April 12, 2008

Sweetest Gift

Yesterday was my birthday, as some of you know. Thanks for the sweet "Happy Birthdays". However, after running around with Mary for a bit I came home and felted utterly exhausted. I have forgotten how much work it is to round up my troop to do something outside the house. I felt like I had packed up the entire house just to have a little excursion. The day was gorgeous and I enjoyed myself, but like I said I was wiped out that evening. Den wanted to take me and Boaz out on the town for a little dinner, but I just couldn't find the motivation to get out again. He sat on the recliner in our bedroom, held the baby and looked at me. I felt sort of blue. Maybe it was hormones, maybe it was exhaustion, maybe it was the realization that I was 37 and just starting off with my sixth son, it was probably a mixture of all three. Tears streamed down my face and I just told him I was way too tired to do anything. We spent the next couple of hours just listening to music quietly in the dark, quietly talking about our lives, and the children we were raising. It was very soothing.

After awhile Den offered me the most tender and beautiful gift. He said I am going to take care of the baby all night, if I would just make sure he had some milk he would let me get a full nights sleep. A sweet grateful smile came across my face as I accepted his generous offer. Before I knew it the bedroom was cleared out, with only the music lulling me to sleep.

When I awoke in the morning and found my way down the stairs there was Den. He was still laying half asleep on the couch while Isaiah was holding Bo. The love I had for Den at that moment is undescribable. He is such a good daddy and such a good man. He knows how to say, "I love you" to me. Thanks for the sweetest birthday gift honey! *muuuuuuah*

23 comments:

Gizmo said...

NICE Blog :)

Raine said...

Aww thanks sweet Sis. Trina. You've got a good husband. :) Happy late birthday!! Still waiting for the baby over here...=/

Raine said...

Oops, I meant "That's sweet"... I'm a dork.

JoAnn said...

Such a wonderful gift. Glad you got a good nights sleep. What every mom wishes for on her birthday or any other day for that matter. Happy Birthday Trina.

Sis Stubby said...

Happy Late Birthday.
You do have a good husband.
I have been reading your blogs sence before Boaz was borned.
I thank you have a wonderful family.

Jules said...

That is definately one of the sweetest things I've ever heard a husband do! I hope you had a wonderful, relaxing night of rest! Happy late birthday!

Leanne said...

What a treasure!

you are blessed!

Leanne in Longview

Lori said...

Happy belated Birthday...sounds perfect to me!

Cherrie said...

Hopefully that sweet gesture will help mommy feel more rested. What a blessing that Den knew exactly what mommy needed. We have some good men.... Lee would of done the same, and probably will the only problem is I will still be carrying this baby on my birthday... Oh well

melissa said...

awww how sweet so glad you have a husband that would do that now mine on the other had well lets just say one night i asked for a bottle for aiden and i got an alarm clock lol he was so sleepy he thought the alarm clock was a bottle lol but he was still a good daddy in other ways even if i didnt get to sleep all night (aiden had colic really bad and it lasted a year yes i said a year!!)happy late birthday

Diane said...

That was a wonderful gift.

5atkins said...

Trina, That is so precious! I love gifts like that! I am glad you were able to really enjoy the night off! :) We are in the process of adopting a 1 year old and the first weekend in May, my dh is going to have all the girls while I go out of town. It will be two days of Daddy on duty! Of course she sleeps till nearly 7AM most mornings. I will be curious to see how she does! So glad you are doing well. I have been following along, just not commenting for a while. BTW, I had a dear lady at our church tell me she was concerned about me taking on another child at nearly 40. I will be 37 in November. I assured her that I count each day as a blessing and gift from God and that if Sarah raised a child at 90 I am sure God will strengthen me too! I know you are resting in Him as well! Blessings, Eva

la bellina mammina said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY dear Trina,
HAPPY BIRTHDAAAAAAY to you!!

p.s that was so sweet of Den:-)

Tish said...

What a wonderful Birthday present. Dennis is so good to you. Matt is a good husband and father, but I don't think he could emotionally withstand a whole night of dealing with a baby on his own; but maybe someday he'll prove me wrong! Wouldn't that be great???

krella said...

Happy Belated Trina.
May the Lord continue to be your everything.

Shannon said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!

What a wonderful man.

Chantel said...

How sweet! Dennis is such a good guy, but I already knew that. You guys are a perfect match!

Marisela said...

That is a great gift. What a nice guy.

Mrs. Guthrie said...

How sweet!! What a good guy.

meNmykids said...

I think you should keep him, keep the baby too. Glad you had a good sleep. Hope your blues are long gone.

Tiany said...

6 BOYS! You blessed mama you! And a full nights sleep too! My Noah is now 15 mos old and he has yet to sleep one night all the way through which means I have not slept one night through either.

I am so happy for you, he is just precious!! All the boys are. :-)

(((Hugs)))
Tiany

Fee said...

Your boys have a wonderful role model...... you are SO blessed! Can I book one of your sons for my Tanzi??????

HAPPI HAPPI BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!
sorry I missed it!

Fee said...

Hi Trina.... I need to ask you a favour.
Please will you tell Gayle from menmykids that I can't find an email on her profile to let her know that I want to read her blog!!!
If she can add me...... my email is fiona@fibo.co.za

Thanks Fee