On Father’s day, I celebrated the hot, handsome, huggable, happy, hilarious, handy, hero, hunk that is my husband and the most amazing father to our boys. To know Mike is to adore Mike. He does not meet a stranger and is one of the most compassionate people I’ve ever met. He has the ability to establish trust with complete strangers in moments. He can talk to anyone about anything because he contains a plethora of non-essential information in his noggin! LOL
I loved Mike deeply when I married him. I fiercely love him now – more than I ever thought possible. I did not know my capacity to love him the way I do until I experienced his unconditional love for me. I had never known a love like that. He loved me NO MATTER WHAT. For the longest time I thought I was unlovable and damaged goods. He proved me wrong. He has been my biggest fan and cheerleader. Love is a choice, not a feeling. He made the choice when he said “I do”. He has chosen to be my rock, my best friend, my playmate, my confidant, my protector, my lover and so much more. I have been blessed beyond measure by who he is and how he shows up for our family.
Experiencing him as a father is truly amazing. He loves his boys so very much and loves doing stuff with them. He is SO much fun and craves adventure. It’s actually essential to his well being. There’s never a dull moment around here for sure!! He has provided a life for us that is beyond anything I could have imagined. Our life is not without struggle or “interesting” conversations, but we have chosen each other and are grateful for the struggle. We learn and grow so much through each hardship. We get stronger together. We have designed a life with intention and adventure and we are living it. We dreamt about it, talked about it, planned for it and took massive action. We now live our dream every day. Our dream sometimes involves lots of broken stuff. We call it adventure tax 🙂
Mere words can not begin to express the gratitude that I have for the fact that God chose Mike for me.
We did this family session back in February in Salt Lake. It was FREEZING. Okay, maybe it was 40. It was cold. I thought sharing this was a great way to celebrate my husband as a father.
I love you, Mike, more than you’ll ever know. Thank you for loving me and your boys the way you do 🙂