Thursday, September 30, 2010

Gratitude

By Cheri Chesley

Today is one of those days where I feel an immense gratitude for the life I have been given. I can't even express how much I love being a part of the author network in Utah and the surrounding states. And it's even better to know I have the full support and backing of not only my immediate family, but also my extended family.

I left the house just after 6 am today to drive out to UVU in Orem for Book Academy. My husband, who worked yesterday from 1:30pm until today at 4:00am, came home, slept for an hour, and then got up to be me for the day. So while I was off playing with other writers, he got the kids up, took them to school, took care of the 3 kids I babysit, picked up our kids from school, got dinner cooked--and made sure everyone did their homework and chores. You can't have him--he's MINE. ;)

This, to me, is a physical representation of the faith he has in me and a clear demonstration that he has my back. It's like magic, but better, 'cause it's real.

I got to spend a day worry free, thanks to my husband and kids. And I had a blast. Book Academy is one of the very best conferences I attend!

6 comments:

Jack Roberts, Annabelle's scribe said...

I feel the same way about my wife. Aren't we blessed? :)

Keith Fisher said...

I looked, and I didn't see you at the academy. sorry I missed you.

Laura B said...

Love it! Having supportive spouses is a true blessing. I'm in the same blessed circle.

Cheri Chesley said...

I saw you, Keith, but I missed my chance to say hello. Hello! :)

Yes, it is a blessing to have support.

Michael Knudsen said...

Of all the things to be greatful for, a trusting and trustworthy spouse who is a true partner is tops!

Renae W. Mackley said...

I'm so glad you could go because I got to know you better. Glad to call you a new friend.