For those curious about how my counseling appointment went last Friday - it went great. The hour was well spent and though I don't feel the need to go back I do feel a peace of mind that I got an objective assessment.
That being said I was reminded today how much I miss my help mate. We had our annual church picnic today at the fairgrounds. In years past I would do the minister thing where I float around and talk to 300 people in three hours and my wife would keep an eye on Emrie. Today, though I talked to a ton of people, my thoughts were more focused on my daughter. It's difficult to maintain a conversation while you monitor the activities of a toddler. As I accompanied her to the playground and saw moms watching their children I was taken back that only a year ago that was my wife. How could I have known during last year's picnic that I would be doing the next one alone.
We had a great time and I only lost Em three times but we sure did miss her mommy.
To all moms...thank you for being the incredible help mate God designed you to be.
To all dads...make sure to tell your wife [frequently] what a blessing she is and never take for granted what she brings to the table.