With Father’s Day just around the corner, it is time to shift gears for a moment and honour the special man in my life.
2014 was a big year for both my husband and I. We welcomed our third child after a beautiful, short home birth in March.
My husband was there for me throughout my whole labour. Holding me close.
AND – offering me a hand to squeeze as I brought our beautiful bundle into the world.
It goes without a doubt to say that my husband is one of my biggest supporters in life. Not only is he my rock and best friend, but he is also one heck of a Father to our children.
He would do just about anything to ensure my day goes smoothly. He works quite a few hours away from home, which makes for many early mornings. This does not stop him from offering a helping hand in the early morning hours when it comes to diaper changes and ensuring I am comfortable as I nurse my 3 month old overnight.
I am greeted every weekday morning at 6AM with a goodbye kiss and a cup of coffee. It may be the littlest gesture, but it is the thought and generosity behind it that makes it that much more special. It’s a pick me up that I have grown to look forward to, and always sets my day up to be an awesome one.
Each day while away at work he takes his lunch hour as a time to head to the gym and squeeze in a quick workout. Following which he replenishes with an Orange Naturals ND Shake. Allotting the time to put himself first and maintain his personal health. This is important to not only him, but me. Being healthy means that he can be present and provide for our family. Heaven knows, it is important to stay in shape to keep up with our busy 3 and 5 year old. They sure do know how to keep my husband and I on our toes!
If you were to ask my husband what he loves about being a Father, he would tell you:
“Being a Father has given me a better sense of myself. It has molded me and helped me discover who I am and what I want to achieve out this beautiful journey that we call life. I never realized before becoming a Father the special bond and relationship that I would form with each one of my children. It is indescribable. What I can say though is that it is amazing how much love you can have for such a little being even before they are brought into the world. I love that I am able to be present for each one of my children. Watching them grow, learn and discover. Fatherhood has brought out a whole new meaning to all the simple pleasures in life. The ones that are so easily forgotten. Who knew how much I would enjoy playing Pirates and Princesses with my son and daughters at 31 years of age. I surely didn’t. Not until now.”
So as we gear up to celebrate another Father’s Day, I want to wish all the father-like figures out there a very Happy Father’s Day! Whether you are a Biological Father, Step Dad, Uncle, Grandfather, Teacher, a Father-at-Heart or an Expectant Dad, you all deserve to be celebrated! Take time this upcoming Sunday to do a little something extra for you!
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