Simon Types

13 May 2012


If you're coming here for the usual dose of daily life with a healthy dash of humor from Grace, I am sorry to disappoint.  Instead of Grace's "Simon Says" posts which usually feature equal parts hyperbole and hyperbole, this one is the real deal.  (For those of you who haven't gotten your first cup of coffee in: Grace isn't writing the post, I (Simon) am)

Grace is taking the day off today as it is Mother's Day and she qualifies (x2) and needs the break (x9209318312830129).   So I figured I'd sneak here on blogger and write her a little Mother's Day post which I'm hoping qualifies as a good present (comment and say yes!  send to your friends and get them to follow! like on facebook!  tweet it: #bestpresentinhistoryofworldshootijustusedmyonehundredandfortycharacters!).  If it doesn't, I'm going to be in the doghouse like I was on Valentine's day.

Sorry to be long winded.  The real reason I'm here is to praise the very best mom on the planet.  No matter what she chronicles on these pages, Grace is an amazing example day in and day out of what it means to be a good parent.  Like most couples, on our wedding day we pledged to be by each others sides through good times and bad.  I don't want to even begin to imply that having two healthy little kids is the worse side of "for better or worse", but that 3am vomit-scream fest is one time when your realize that you've transitioned from the happy go-lucky newlywed stage to wowstuffjustgotreal.

It seems in life it's the challenges that show us the character ourselves and those around us, and getting to know Grace as a mom, especially over the last year, is definitely one of those times.  Between my long hours and the constant needs/demands from the little Pattons, Grace often has little time left for herself.  Instead of growing resentful or bitter, she manages to have this unending source of patience and self-sacrificing love.  When one thinks about what true love is and how the greatest Example of this love lived and died, it transforms life full of sleepless nights, diaper changes, and lack of adult interaction into a perfect opportunity to show love as He did; which is exactly what Grace does on a daily basis.

Julia and Sebastian, if you're reading this I hope you realize your mom truly loves you and how lucky you are.  I know I do.  Grace, if you're reading this, sorry I hacked into your blogger, and most importantly: Happy Mother's Day.  I love you.


39 comments:

  1. oooh, this ist so heartbreaking sweet <3 <3 <3

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  2. Yup, this counts! No doghouse for Simon!

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  3. Too sweet! A very thoughtful Mother's Day "gift"!

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  4. Love it!!! You just upped the ante for all other blog dads, Simon!!!!

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  5. Awe, shucks. That sure was sweet! :)

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  6. wonderful post, Simon. And Grace, happy mother's day. I just read this wonderful post and thought you might appreciate it as I did.

    http://thegypsymama.com/2012/05/and-then-i-broke-up-with-myself-six-years-ago/

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  7. oh, so very nicely done. absolutely so sweet.

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  8. Yay for the sweet side of Simon! That was fantastic, happy mother's day, Grace!!

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  9. So, what are you going to do with all those bonus points, Simon? ;)

    Happy Mother's Day, beautiful Grace!

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  10. That is downright adorable. Add a side of bacon and the day is complete.

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  11. Best present in history of world.

    Don't even need any more of my 140 characters.
    Though maaaaannnnnn, I hate letting them go to waste.

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  12. He's a keeper, Grace! Nicely done, Simon.

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  13. Aw, happy mother's day to Grace! What a sweet gift.

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  14. I was wondering if I was going to find Simon here today! Happy Mother's day, Mrs. Patton! Thank you for sharing your mothering antics with other mothers!

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  15. It maybe because I'm pregnant and we've been going through some medical issues, but that brought tears to my eyes... Especially the for better or worse. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful (and inspiring) Mother's day post.

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  16. Well played, Simon.

    Grace, I hope you're enjoying your day and that the wee ones are extra good for you today!

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  17. Simon, hopefully you've redeemed yourself! heh. I don't know how it could get any better, unless you watched the kids while Grace takes a shower two days in a row. haha! j/k. (in ref. to her advice to shower every other day).

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  18. Such a good gift! Happy mothers day, grace!

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  19. hello! just found your blog via IHOD! i was musing through your posts and discovered that you are a franciscan alum? i JUST walked in the door from a weekend at FUS. my brother graduated! he is the second from my family. i have another brother there now and i will be headed that way in a little over a year! what a small world.

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  20. For real, what could be a lovelier gift than this declaration of love and appreciation. Grace and Simon, you are lucky to have one another!

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  21. Such a sweet post Simon!!! Happy Mother's Day Grace!

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  22. This just brought tears to my eyes. Serious, crying tears!

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  23. So sweet, Simon! What a great gift!

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  24. Wonderful gift, Simon :) Happy Mother's Day, Grace! Is it weird if I send this to my husband...dropping hints...

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  25. Wow, Simon you say it... V E R Y well! :-) Happy Mother's Day, Grace! <3

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  26. Definitely not in the dog-house. Good work, Simon and Happy Mother's Day, Grace!

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  27. This is so sweet, and I'm sure so nice for you to hear, Grace. I would like my husband to hack in! Hope you had a great Mother's day!

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  28. tears too. I think this absolves the V-day mishap.

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  29. well done.
    happy mothers day gracie :)

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  30. Awww, yes, definitely best Mother's Day present ever.

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  31. love it! something to aspire to, for sure. happy mother's day to you!

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  32. Simon you should hack more often.
    And yes, Grace never gives herself enough credit. She is a wonder woman.
    Loved this!

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  33. This is so great. So so so great.

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  34. awwwwwwww! I believe it. God Bless you guys

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  35. Simon,

    Really neat to see (read) what you think about Grace--it's neat to get a glimpse into how much you love her and respect what she does each day for your family.

    Grace,
    Hope you liked his post. You are really lucky and blessed to have such caring people around you. And don't worry-you'll make through the baby/toddler years soon and look back and wish you could experience it again (HAHA!) Hope you enjoyed your Mother's Day--not just this year but every day since and for the rest of forever.

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