Friday, October 13, 2006

Guest Blog by Buz

Janet asked if I wanted to guest blog and I said I'd give it a try. Most of those reading this know that I'm a softy at heart so I won't pretend to be masculine guy. (I do draw the line at Oprah however!) I guess the hardest part of blogging is getting started... Of course, as I type, I feel like either Doogie Howser or the narrative voice from the Wonder Years. (for the ladies, substitute Sex in the City or Grey's Anatomy female voice over). With that said, I'll share some brief thoughts about my family, and why I'm the luckiest guy this evening.

Henry woke up with a fever last night so he spent most of the day getting loved on by Janet. I didn't ask, but my guess is Buz,Woody and the horsey (that's Toy Story 2) might have been on a continuous loop today on the ol' DVD. Is it wrong to enjoy when your child is ill? With willful Henry, there are few times when he lets his guard down and allows us inside his inner space. There is no better feeling than having what Janet and I call the "wrap around." That of course, is when both arms and legs are wrapped around your neck and waist, and his head rests on our shoulder. As we walked in from the garage after dinner, I got the wrap around. Priceless...

Then there is sweet Greta. Greta is just an angel and I don't even know her yet. I know I'll miss these early months later, but I'm so impatient for her to be older. I can't wait to see her eyes connect with mine and get the smile. The smile that says "I know that voice, that's my daddy." Until then, she has a place right on my shoulder, drooling and gurgling. But let's be clear about one thing. She won't get away with any shenanigans. Look how firm I am with Henry.

Finally there is my sweetie. I think we all love Janet for the same reasons, but I'll share some of my own. I fell in love with Janet because I saw the most beautiful person I've ever known. On the outside I fell in love with her eyes and her smile. On the inside I fell in love with her purity. I was instantly envious of anybody she cared about and knew if I ever let her go it would be the biggest mistake of my life. Luckily she saw something in me. After we watched Greys' Anatomy last night one line stuck in my mind. When Patrick Dempsey told the girl "you deserve better." I really feel that way about Janet. I have such a cynical, brooding, slanderous side; and she loves me anyway.

I love that she is writing this blog because each of you get to share her with me every time she posts a new message. My joy is that when she finishes each night, I get to hold her in my arms, and thank God that see's beyond my flaws. I love you sweetie. Come to bed soon... Buz

2 comments:

Kelly from Montana said...

Melt my heart - can we trade hubbies for a bit? Love you guys - what a great guest! Kelly

Franklin5 said...

Loved, loved, LOVED meeting your cute family on Saturday!! Hope y'all had a great rest of the weekend...

Amy