In this past week, my husband has chaperoned two field trips and a school dance, has made sure to purchase flowers for his girls graduating kindergarten and 5th grade, has volunteered to teach music to two kindergarten classes, which otherwise would not have had it, has checked in on his mom every day, has cleared out part of the yard for a pool, has done all of the family grocery shopping, brought the kids back and forth to school, dealt with a family emergency for our older daughter, read "Lord of the Rings" to the kids at bedtime, even though he was way too tired. This, on top of kissing all the boo-boos, grilling lunches and suppers, cuddling, playing, and walking the dog... Oh! and of course, this was all when he wasn't driving the hour to or from work throughout the week!!! And besides all that, he still finds a way to make me blush with his affection, make me laugh to my toes with his humor, and encourage me by complimenting my work.
I knew when I was 15 years old, that this guy would be an amazing father some day. But even I couldn't have imagined... My husband is the most generous man I know... totally selfless.... and giving every last drop of his time and energy for others. For 23 + years, he has been inspiring me through his fathering of our children. He is tough when he needs to be, and tender in the next heartbeat. It's no wonder we are all so crazy about him. I'm so glad it's a gorgeous day outside today, because there's no greater gift we could have wrapped for him. Can't wait for him to get home from work, so we can share his favorite meal, and smother him with affection :)