I was sitting here thinking of what to write about this week and then it hit me. I mean that literally. My wife hit me on the arm and said, “Come with me!” I asked where we were going and she said, “Shut up and follow me.” I said, “Ah, okay!”
My beautiful wife, who is 9 months pregnant and literally going to have the baby any day, wants to get her fall cleaning done right now. She has been up since 7 a.m. and moving nonstop. I witnessed her scrubbing the bathroom floors this morning, cleaning out closets, washing all of the windows, and moving summer clothes into the attic. This woman never slows down, even when she is pregnant. The only thing I can say is thank GOD she has an incredible work ethic. Wy wife claims it’s because she’s half Mexican, which sounds racist, but she’s very proud of her heritage.
Whenever I start to feel sorry for myself for all of the aches and pains I have, I look at her and I realize I have it fairly easy. My Giovanna has been part of my life for 8 years. And although I’ve accomplished less in that time, in terms of personal achievements, they have been the best 8 years of my life. There is nothing more beautiful and sexy than a woman that knows exactly what to do every day of her life.
My Giovanna is always working toward accomplishing something. Whether it’s cleaning the house, taking the kids to school, going grocery shopping, taking all of us to our doctor appointments or taking the kids to their dance/sports events, my wife is ALWAYS focused on our family. She’s a machine. And watching her makes me want to accomplish more in my life.
Now that the baby is coming any minute, I’m going to have to step up. The “Boss” will be out of commission for a few days, and it will be up to me to help her out. Her confidence in me is more than enough to make me believe I can take care of the family while she’s down and out. She just looks at me and says, “You’ve got this. I trust you”. When your spouse is your greatest source of strength on this planet, anything is possible. I’m a better man because of her.
So Giovanna, thank you for everything. For baby #5, for being a wonderful mom to our 4 other children and for being the backbone of this family. It will never go unnoticed. I love you.