>Why My Wife Is Awesome

randomlychad  —  October 20, 2010 — 4 Comments

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Why My Wife Is Awesome
I know I tweeted about posting an entry called Gideon’s… Kindle? this morning, and I fully intend to post it. But first, I’d like to tell you about my wife (if she knew she was the subject of a blog post she’d probably kill me). As with most moms, she hits the ground running in the morning, and doesn’t stop until she hits the sack at night (she is both the fuel that our family runs on, and the oil that keeps the family running smoothly). She does this despite struggles with: diabetes, fibromyalgia, and a bulging disk in her neck. When the kids are bickering—she is there. When I’ve gotten up late after staying up writing—she is there with the lunch I forgot to make, the coffee poured. When something needs doing, needs organizing—she is there. Her patience with my scatterbrained ways is epic. Without her, I couldn’t do any of this. Without her, I wouldn’t be half the man I am. So, Honey, this post is for you, and the awesome woman that you are. Thank-you for your love, support, and prayers for almost 20 years now. I cherish you. I love you, and I want the world to know.
(Friends, above I mentioned a bulging disk in my wife’s neck. She has been undergoing physical therapy, and in-home traction, for sometime now. These are stopgap measures, used to stave off what increasingly appears to be an inevitable surgery (her dad underwent spinal fusion some years ago). She has been suffering periodic bouts of near-paralysis on the right side of her body that, for lack of a better term, freak us out. I share this because I would like your prayers for her. So if you are a praying person, please remember Lisa. If at all possible we would like to forego the surgery, as it brings with it a whole host issues unto itself. Thanks so much for reading, and God bless you).

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  • DIANA

    I agree 100%… she is not only an awesome wife but has been an amazing close cousin to me, a friend, a confidant and someone I look up too!! You, my friend… are a lucky man as am I to have her in my life too!

    • Thank-you, Diana! You are very sweet. And yes i am a blessed man! We are praying for you. God bless you!

  • Hi, Chad- I read your comment on Donald Miller's blog and decided to click the link. I like what you've written here. You obviously love your wife very much, and I was touched by how you wrote about her. I'm amazed at how she perseveres under the stress of her physical illnesses; that's truly inspiring to me. (And she makes you a lunch? Goodness, I don't think I've EVER done that for my husband!)

    The blog doesn't “suck”, believe me. 🙂 I thought the sidebars made it look a little busy and a few of the phrases seemed awkward, but your heart truly shines through your words. I loved the fuel/oil metaphor; it gave me a sense of your personality and helped me know your wife a little bit better. I will be praying for her.

    • Mrs. Droege,

      Thank-you so much for taking the time to click through, read, and comment here. I appreciate both the constructive
      criticism--and fully see why you would say that (I'm glad you could see that it was heartfelt, but admittedly it was written in haste)--and the praise. Again, thanks for taking the time for a stranger. Many blessings to you! (And, yes, she really does make my lunch--I am truly a blessed man. Thank-you for praying for my wife).