Often times it seems — at least to me — that dads don’t get a lot of recognition, especially when their kids are babies. So in honor of my husband’s milestone birthday this month, I thought I’d take a moment to tell the world why he is so invaluable to my children and me:
To my children, he’s their whole world.
He’s their confidante, their tickle monster, their tent builder.
He’s the one they watch for out the window, unable to contain their excitement that he’s home from work.
He’s the strongest role model they could have, providing a constant example of the type of person we should all strive to be.
In his arms, they can find solace unlike any other.
Because of him, they will have a childhood filled with snowball fights and dance parties, board games and movie nights. But more importantly, they will have a childhood filled with unconditional love and security, a childhood that teaches them that all their dreams can become realities.
To me, he’s my best friend.
He’s the one who always takes care of me after I’ve spent the day taking care of the kids.
He’s the one who can make me laugh — really laugh — no matter what.
He provides constant support and encouragement in everything I do, whether it’s Attachment Parenting or pursuing writing.
He’s the provider that gives me the privilege of staying home with our children.
He’s my partner, in life and in love, as we raise our family.