Friday, February 20, 2009

Alone


Celeste is away for a few days, and I've been playing the single Dad role. Let me tell you, it's a manageable task, but not one I'd ever want to tackle for very long. Being here alone with Brooklyn makes me appreciate that Celeste stays home with Brooklyn during the day. If Brooklyn went to a daycare center, or a babysitter every day, she would have another family. She'd learn lessons, have fun, create attachments, and none of it would be with us. On a normal day, I get to see her for about 3 hours, maybe 4. There's just not that much time there compared to the 8-10 hours Celeste is with her all day long. So, here's a "Huzzah!" for motherhood. And a "Huzzah!" for my wonderful wife!

Being alone, while Celeste is gone at a wedding in UT, makes me remember when we got married and the raucous adventure that was our courtship. I miss that. And remember what it was like to live alone. I was the king of alone. My friends and family called me a curmudgeon for a year or more while I was at college. I became well acquainted with my solitude and my bitterness and sarcasm. But, Celeste helped me out of that place. I was ready to leave, and she gave me enough challenges to keep me going. I don't mush out very much on the blog, but I love her and am grateful she saw fit to stay with me!

5 comments:

tweedlediva said...

Yay for wife and mother appreciation!!! Good for you Brad.

Annjilla (Fernandez) Baillio said...

This is most lovely.

Megan said...

I'm not gonna lie, I enjoyed seeing Celeste, so I don't feel too bad for you, selfishly. Also, I am rooting for Alexander, or Zander. That's my favorite.

Aqualung said...

It is great to see a highly analytical robotics engineer get a little mushy, even on a blog. Especially about motherhood. Good for you Brad.

Emily Murdock said...

That was very sweet!!! I don't know Celeste well at all, but I love her so much for how happy she has made you, Brad. She was definitely worth the (relatively short) wait, huh!
And yes, both you and Brooklyn are so lucky for a lady who chooses to stay home. What a blessing.