-I'll be praying for you, hunny
-Snap! I have a throbbing pain right behind my left eye (that one got me out of class in high school btw)
After thinking about using one of those excuses, Christen and I were on our way to Cranberry to shop for the baby.
Within the first ten minutes, I located the section with the rocking chairs. Within eleven minutes I walked over to them and sat down. With a stuffed animal in hand, I sat, rocked and thought about how weird it was that I was sitting in Baby R' Us.
Soon, Christen got me out of the seat by giving me the scanner thingy and I felt powerful again. I manned up and walked along side of her, and when what seems like the dawn of time passed, we were finished.
Just as we were about to walk out of the store, Christen forgot to ask about something, so she went inside...I sat back down.
It then dawned on me just how glad I was to be there with my wife on this day. When I asked the girl at the counter "who usually goes baby registering?" she said: the mom, and usually one of her friends or family.
[The husband is a rarity...I just new it!]
When that elderly couple walked past me, I thought about being their age and looking back on this day. I will never regret spending this time with Christen. Sure, I guess I could have been home pretending to rake leaves or work on sounding like Bruce or something...but on Friday, I joined Christen in something that will only happen once in our lifetime.
And for this I am thankful.
"Husbands, love your wives just as Christ has loved the Church." -The Apostle Paul