On this, the 5th anniversary of the day we said "I do", I want to thank you for being a constant rock, an ever-listening ear, a continual source of laughter, a willing participant in my crazy schemes (I promise you won't have to carry a 3 year old around on your shoulders all over London ever again.), unflappable, perpetual deep-breathing and calming influence on those sometimes-wild kids, and otherwise most incredible husband. Thank you.
to everyone else:
After reading an entry on Single Dad Laughing that went viral last week (perhaps you also read it), I was again struck and amazed at the wonderful person, and especially husband and dad, that I am fortunate enough to be married to. I've spoken of (or shown) his wonderfulness a few times before, but I think that our 5th wedding anniversary is a perfect time to tell you again. He's incredible not just because he cleans the kitchen every evening, reads and sings to our kids on a regular basis, or buys amazing gifts (yippee for a new anniversary firepit in the backyard!) but because he is a true listener, a champion to those he loves, a self-less giver ("what?! you're tired and need a soy 2-pump-vanilla latte to pick you up...I'll be right back!"), and a loud, roughhousing, giant teddy bear of a dad.
*photo by my brother, who is also an amazing dad