Fatherly Stuff: To my Dear Wife: Happy Birthday!

Apr 23, 2014

To my Dear Wife: Happy Birthday!




On my blog, I usually write about subjects related to fatherhood. However, that is only one part of my parenthood experience. As much as I love my children and do my best to be the best dad I can be, the truth is that I don’t do it alone. I’m fortunate enough to have my wife, April as the ultimate co parent and overall support system.
Since today is her birthday, I thought I’d take a moment to celebrate it by writing a little bit about what she means to our family.

As a mother, she consistently goes above and beyond for the sake of our kids. She's worked hard to earn her two degrees a has  number of career goals. However, she has selflessly put them on hold in order to care for our boys full time as a stay at home mom. The transition from a “normal” job to life as a SAHM has been more challenging than either of us could have ever imagined. At home, there’s rarely any time for luxuries such as lunch breaks or quiet moments of self-reflection. There’s only the constant running around, and the exhausting, often thankless daily tasks that are required to keep two young children engaged, happy and loved. Where some people would be at a breaking point, I am in complete awe watching her as she wakes up each and every morning and handles it with the grace and patience that I only could only aspire to attain.

As a wife, I couldn’t have asked for a better partner. Ever the loving and caring person, she is always looking out for my interests. She challenges me to become a better husband and father by showing me how to better communicate with her as well as with my kids. We've been through rough patches that would have torn lesser couples apart and have come out the other side stronger than ever. I know that I am far from the perfect husband, but somehow, she loves me for who I am and I'm grateful. She my best friend, my rock and I really don’t know what I’d do without her.
So from the botton of my heart, thank you April for all that you do for our family. I love you and...
Happy birthday!