For the past three years, my incredible husband has earned a distinguished job title: Daddy! Now this husband of mine is hands down one of the most amazing daddy’s on the planet, however it breaks my heart to tell you that his hard work often goes unacknowledged. I am sure that this is the case with many father’s out there. In the hustle and bustle of everyday life it is easy to take this man for granted, and I do not acknowledge him as often as I should. So honey… today out of all days I want you to know that I see you, I notice every single tiny thing that you do, and I appreciate you even when the words go unspoken.
After having the triplets, I found myself telling everyone, “I don’t know how anyone has babies without a Robbie”. But seriously… how? Somehow, for some reason, God has graced me with a husband that will do absolutely anything for me and our family. He is truly the glue that hold his family together. This man shaved my legs while I was too pregnant to move, held me as we watched our babies in the NICU, he braids our daughters’ hair, washes pump parts and dishes constantly, snuggles and reads to our children, vacuums and cleans our house without complaint, picks up the slack while I have to pump 5 or more hours a day, wakes up at all hours of the night to care for these triplets… and I could go on and on. Honey, I see you and I appreciate you.. even when the words go unspoken.
In the various “mommy groups” I belong to, I have found that this generation of fathers is remarkably hands-on when it comes to raising their children. Especially when it comes to parents of multiples, I am always amazed to see how the fathers step up in a BIG way to take on this challenge alongside their wives. No longer is it solely the mother’s responsibility to raise and care for children. I am so thankful that my children will grow up making incredible memories with their father. It melts my heart every night when the twins ask Robbie for snuggles before bed time. To see the man I married painting our daughters’ nails or braiding their hair is something I never would have even dreamed of when I imagined the father of my children. So to all the daddy’s out there who love being involved in the upbringing of your children, don’t worry, we see you! To all the father’s who don’t get much time to rest between working your day job and your daddy job, we acknowledge you. To the dad’s who value making positive memories with your children, we see you. And to those of you who do everything in your power to set a good example for your kids, we thank you and we are so very proud of you. But most importantly, your children see you! They notice you looking at them instead of looking at your phone when you spend time together, they see you leaving for work and coming home tired, they hear the words coming out of your mouth, they hear the prayers that you pray, and they see how you love their mother and treat her with respect. That’s the funny thing about kids… they notice EVERYTHING!
Robbie, the positive attitude and atmosphere you bring to our family is truly what holds us together. You completely amaze me. Thank you for loving me. Thank you for giving everything you have to our family- emotionally, spiritually, financially and physically. I cannot imagine raising these 5 precious angels without you, and I am so proud of the father that you have become.
To all the dads out there- thank you for taking on one of the world’s hardest jobs and making it look easy. You deserve to be celebrated today and everyday. But even on days that the things you do seem to go unnoticed, just know that your family is so thankful for you- even when the words go unspoken.