Today is mine and Puddie's 13th Wedding Anniversary.
And while I don't have a beautiful song to share like he does, I do have an observation that hit me the other day that I thought I'd share.
Puddie and I were chatting and, like a lot of times, I was being hard on myself--like a lot of mamas do I suppose.
I have so much I want to do in this life that often I get caught up in keeping all of the plates in the air that I feel guilty that in doing so much I fear that I might not always be giving the most and best attention to one of my most important roles... that of being mommy to little Miss Add.
Puddie stopped me and in great detail described a moment he had recently observed between Miss Add and I.
It was a simple moment.
Something I never imagined he even paid attention to... and something I never paid attention to myself...
But, he described it to me at that moment in such detail... to prove to me that I was getting this mom gig right.
At that moment, it hit me... like it did almost 15 years ago when I first got to know him...
He sees me.
And, in this world of hustle and bustle... it is truly a blessing to have that... to have someone who really sees you.
When someone sees you, it is like fuel to be who you really are inside. Puddie has always been that for me. Someone who has always wanted me to be me... and that is truly a gift.
So, here's to you Puddie. Thanks for seeing me back then and every day since.