Sun - Oct 19, 2008 : 04:49 pm
To Craig and Annie...
Three days ago my inlaws arrived here, and the living arrangements were such that Annie, Craig, and their two wonderful children got to bunk up with us here in Springville.
I don't want to go into detail as to the exact happenings of this weekend, but I'd find it hard to maintain peace within unless I wrote a bit about something which I could improve upon greatly myself.
As most of you know, Sarah and I brought our new baby, Samuel into the world 2 weekends ago, and that is why everyone was visiting. Sarah, although feeling much, much better, was still not quite up to the task of dealing with what happens when lots of people spend time at your house. Things like crumbs, dirt, noise, formalities, stress, etc, etc, etc... (and if any of you know Sarah at all, you know she attacks dirt with everything her beloved vacuum can throw at it)
So, before everyone arrived, I was inwardly preparing myself on multiple levels, for the things which I knew I would have to handle. This, and a couple of other huge things which are going awry in our lives at the moment, caused me quite a bit of stress. So much stress, that, for the first time in my life that I can remember, I couldn't handle the full brunt of the responsibility upon me.
No, I didn't break down, and no, it wasn't anything huge. I'm fine.
Anyway... My point, after that elaborate introduction, is this:
Annie and Craig were angels.
From things like doing the dishes, vacuuming the house, playing with the kids, to even going and providing us with time to ourselves, just Sarah, Samuel and I, to making us an absolutely scrumptious meal that they weren't even going to eat. (Annie, *PLEASE* give me the recipe to that Chicken Catchatori!!!! I think I dreamt about it last night. *smile* )
They must have spent a good amount of money for all the food they bought, and were completely selfless with wanting anyting in return.
All this, and many other things which allowed me and my wife to truly enjoy this weekend with the family, were .... well... they were many things. They were considerate, loving, understanding, accommodating, gracious, thoughtful, and self-sacrificing. Like I said - they were angels.
Thank you for making an otherwise stressful weekend into a wonderful experience.
You guys rock.
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