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Saturday, June 14, 2008

Happy Father's Day

Time to return the favor, so to speak. My wonderful, amazing, and perfect DH wrote me a lovely post on Mother's Day. And I would like to say a few words about how great he is now.

My DH is the love of my life, my best friend, my biggest supporter and my shoulder to lean on. He is AMAZING, and that word isn't nearly as strong as I want it to be. From the moment we met, sixteen years ago, there was a connection. We met in Calculus class. Yeah, we are dorks. There was just a connection there right away. And we became the absolute best of friends. Although we did try and date for about a month, it just wasn't the right time, so although the romance ended, the friendship remained. He was my sounding board through all my crazy college years. He knows every single horrible mistake I've made, all the crappy guys I dated, all the stupid things I did. He knows it all. Every last stupid decision. And he was just such a great supportive friend and always knew what to say to make me feel better about whatever mess I had recently created for myself.

And this relationship continues to this day. Yes, we obviously got back on track, and realized that we were each other's soulmates. But the friendship part, that's still so strong too. No one makes me laugh like he does. We have known each other 16 years, and we'll still lay in bed and laugh till we cry about the stupidest things. I still get excited to come home from work and see him ... and I always look forward to just being together. Yes, we fell in love, but we are still each others best friends. We talk about the silliest stuff every day, and joke around non-stop. We email each other all day long and talk about how much we miss each other (yes, we are so corny and sappy!)

It is such an amazing new side of him I get to see as a Dad. He's so great at it ... he's so natural and good with the kids. And they just adore him! I love seeing him cuddle with Boots, how much they look alike, and how she is just totally a daddy's girl. And it cracks me up to see him with the Moop, because I think they look NOTHING alike, but they are a match personality-wise. Both so sweet, easy going, always smiling and just even-keeled.

Once we fell in love, I always knew that it was forever. I knew that I was going to have the most amazing life with this man. It wasn't a question, it wasn't a maybe, it wasn't a "I hope it last forever". It was just a fact. One I knew then, and I know even more now.

Going through IVF for the twins was tough, but he was so wonderful by my side, and such a great support for me (as I hope I was for him) that it did bring us closer together, and make our relationship that much stronger. But having these kids, well, they made me love him even more. Watching him learn and grow into being a Dad. Watching him wake up after sleeping for no time at all to give ME a break! when he had to go to work the next day! Watching him pick up all the slack when I was thisclose to a nervous breakdown from lack of sleep. There are so many little things he does on a daily basis for me and the kids, they are too numerous to write.

So, I'm going to end this now saying Happy Father's Day babe. You are and always will be the love of my life. You are an amazing husband and father, and I truly know that I am the luckiest woman in the world. You make all of our lives amazing, and we are truly blessed to have you.

I love you.


DC said...

Awww. This is so sweet. He sounds like a wonderful man. :)

Aimee & Hannah said...

Aw... that was a beautiful post!!! Brought tears to my eyes. You're truely blessed to have a very special & wonderful man in your life. :o)

Lisa said...

That was a wonderful expression of your love for your husband. The connection is obvious in your posts and how you talk about him. I am sure that words can not begin to describe how you feel. I know because I feel the same way.

Congratulations on having a wonderful family and I hope you were able to fully enjoy his father's day with him and your babies.

MoMo said...

Very nicely said. I hope you guys had a wonderful Father's day!!

PJ said...

OK I was zipping around Mel's NCLM list, and landed here! And I thought, hey, I've seen those kids before! And then I scrolled down and I get it. :) I love the new name and header, very cute!

Gemini Girl said...

what a wondeful post!

Gemini Girl said...

plus your names are way too cute to make up

sara said...

I'm glad you guys had a nice Father's Day! (NCLM)

Anonymous said...

Seeing any man change from a husband to a father is amazing.

Great post!

Keeping The Faith said...

Definitely makes life a lot better when you have such a great partner to share it with. So happy for both of you. It's so nice to read about such happiness. Everyone should be so lucky.

Jerry Lewis said...

I agree you are dorks