It’s me Josh, just hacking into Joanna’s account to post a little something on Mothers Day.
In case you hadn’t noticed, Joanna is a fantastic Mom. She’s the hardest working woman in show biz, and it’s amazing how great a job she does. Here’s a few things I love about her, and that I would like to share on this special day:
As you know from reading this blog, there are lots of ups and downs, between the disappointment of infertility, the never ending setbacks that come with the adoption process, working hard to get Mack caught up in development and speech, and the endless stream of doctors visits for Mack. Somehow Joanna puts on her big girl pants every day and does whatever it takes to help the family. It’s not easy, and the challenges we have had over the years could easily crush someones spirit, but Joanna always bounces back with a vengeance, and always has a happy heart.
Joanna does a great job of balancing love and boundaries as a Mom. Striking that balance is the great challenge as a parent, and Joanna is amazing at this. She spends tons of time doing crafts and spending time with Mack, being affectionate, having fun, and she is always tuned in to how Mack is feeling. But she doesn’t hesitate to enforce boundaries and I’m grateful for that because I love spending time with Mack, and it makes Saturday “Daddy Day” a lot of fun for me, because I can take Mack anywhere and have a great time with her without having to worry about discipline problems.
When something has to absolutely, positively be destroyed overnight, you call the Marines, but if something absolutely, positively has to Get Done, you call Joanna. She is crazy productive and organized, and runs our house as efficiently and cleanly as a German factory. My guy friends jokingly call our home the “Pottery Barn Showroom” because it’s always immaculate, seasonally decorated, and smells spectacular. She’s always on top of everything, between doctors appointments, mounds of paperwork for adoption, speech therapists, errands I give her, she blows through them all and still finds time to do her daily blog post. A machine people, a machine.