It’s amazing to me how sometimes you’ll think that no has noticed when you do something really hard – when all the while your efforts are actually being greatly appreciated. This last weekend was a really hard one for me, I’m not gonna lie. All the standing up at various wedding things and family get togethers was killing my toe, and since it was Chris’ sister getting married I was doing my best to quietly take the kid load so that he could enjoy the family time. The kids didn’t do so well with the trip, and at the rehearsal dinner I completely missed my meal, and at the wedding I missed the whole reception.
I didn’t mind though (and I’d do it again), because I was so glad Chris could enjoy himself – but honestly, I was worn out, sad I’d missed out and thought no-one had noticed or cared. Until yesterday. When I found the sweetest letter ever from my hubby telling me how much he appreciated me, and my in-laws took us out to dinner at one of my favourite restaurants (I had the New Zealand Lamb – yum!) , and gave me the sweetest present from Banana Republic (I think it’s well known how much I love Banana!). I was blown away and so touched by their thoughtfulness. It’s hard being a wife and mom, and sometimes the work you do goes unnoticed – but it sure is wonderful when it doesn’t!!!