My wife is a rock star. We all know this and have almost come to expect it. Today she completed a training session for about 60 people at another school district. This reminded me of how she impacts the world. On Day 19 let's give Meg a break from writing and lets all be thankful for her. Here is a list of just a few accomplishments:
Mother of the decade: Sofia pushes the limits and Meg is firm when required and flexible when it possible. Nico has not yet learned to sleep the night through or even to be his fussiness during the daylight hours. She teaches them respect of others, respect for themselves, to love, to laugh, to fear, listen, to establish goals and how to accomplish them.
Wife of the Decade: Meg has backed me up through thick and thin and has given me love and support. I can't thank her enough for all that she means to me. I could really go on and on here but I think we all know how good of a wife she is and some of the mushy stuff is best left between us two.
Friend for Life: I would like to know of anyone who can say that Meg was never one of their most endearing friends. Even if you have only been able to call her a friend in the recent past, I would bet a lot of money that she is one of your favorites or is on your "list of people I want to get to know better." You immediately bond with her and she will be there for you until her last breath.
Family Member of life: She is like all women the glue that binds our families together. She is the reminder our birthdays, momentous occasions, and all things important. If anyone has a bad day, she is the first one to call to put things into perspective or to just listen. She is a solver and a listener, and the best at both. Of course blood is thicker than water, but Meg's is thicker than oil on a cold Aspen night.
Meghan is my muse for life. She inspires me in all aspects of today, tomorrow, and the future. She genuinely affects more people than anyone I know. From friends, to acquaintances, to family, to co-workers, students, staff and professional peers, church family, community, and the big picture of society. She commands respect and gives it to those who earn it. Most of the time you already have it but need to give her a reason to take it away. Even then, she is quick to forgive and make the most of every relationship. She will never turn you down for a favor and will be the first person to bring you a cup of coffee or a listening ear. Today I am thankful for you being in my life, yesterday I was grateful for the memories created just 24hrs ago, and tomorrow I will be blessed to watch you do all of these things listed above all over again, like you do every day. In day #19, we are all thankful for Meghan!