The holidays. I would love to tell you that I really enjoy the holidays, but I think I would enjoy them more if I wasn’t a big ball of anxiety. If I am hosting Thanksgiving or Christmas, I usually am a wreck at least a month in advance. I want everything to be perfect. The house has to be clean and I need to make sure the fridge is stockpiled with food. That’s the Portuguese hostess in me. But no matter how stressful the holidays are with hosting or traveling, cooking and cleaning, one thing has always remained constant. My husband.

After being together for 11 years, he knows me better than I know myself. He helps out any way he can, and is always trying his best to give me a break by letting me have time alone without a toddler cutting off the circulation at my legs.

Monday through Friday, his days start at 4:30 am. He commutes to work, where he is a superintendent for a massive construction company.

Our son looks up to his dad so much. He wants to be just like him.

But during the holidays, he takes on both of the mom and dad roles to give me a break and relieve some of my stress and anxiety. So that I can plan and cook without having to entertain a toddler. Or so that I can just have a few days to relax.

This Thanksgiving, we took our first road trip with our son. I had so much anxiety about traveling with him. We were so scared he was going to get a fever and our trip was going to be canceled. We only had to stop twice for gas and breakfast. I am quite surprised how well my son did!

This week has been amazing! We have made so memories with our family!

I am forever thankful for my husband and all that he does for our family. My husband and I walk this tightrope together. I wouldn’t be the mom I am without his love, help and support.

What tightrope do you walk?

Happy Thanksgiving! What are you thankful for?

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