Three years ago, for Father’s Day, I wrote a sweetly sentimental post to my husband on why the kids and I will always need him. A lot has changed since then. The triplets are now 7 years old, they’ll be starting 2nd grade in the fall, and we have 12 more reasons that we love him so!
one | little house on the prairie
It only took a global pandemic for us to find and obsessively watch a 38+ year old show that we can’t get enough of! We love you for spending that quality (most of the time) with us!
two | quarantine haircuts
Someone had to do it and Jase chose you because last time I almost scalped him. So, I took and chance and chose you to trim my hair too. Who knew you were a secret hairdresser?!
three | fishing
Henley loves that you take us fishing. If it weren’t for you, we would never have even thought about going because although we love casting (and hopefully someday catching) none of us want to touch those seriously gross, slimy worms!
four | you know me
Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d love sitting in a baseball stadium after a long drive home from a long beach vacation. Tired doesn’t even begin to describe how I felt this day. But, you knew I’d love it. And I did. Can we go back?
five | snuggles
Sadie loves your bedtime snuggles. She says they are even better than mine! I’m not offended at all. I love watching her scoot in close and fall asleep in your arms.
six | target
On occasion you take me to Target and endure the pain of what you call man hell. Thanks, babe. I would have never known I needed all those things from the dollar spot if we never went!
seven | baseball
Jase loves you because you play baseball with him! I love that you want to be his coach – even though a pandemic happened this spring and baseball was cancelled! And the girls love being Jase’s cheerleaders and yours too!
eight | adventures
We so love that you take us on the greatest adventures. Also known as tagging along when you have equipment to deliver for work. Patoka Lake was fun, but visiting Abraham Lincoln’s home was the best!
nine | hot mess me
I love you because you still want me even on days where my hair is a greasy mess, my eyes the biggest bags, and I’m wearing granny panties.
ten | family photos
You endure the pain of family photos every fall. I know I’m hard to deal with on those days. It just stresses me out! But, you handle it with ease. Even when there’s a pose or two that you secretly think is ridiculous but would never tell our photographer!
eleven | getaways
I love that you take time away from work so that just the two of us can spend time together…alone. Those few uninterrupted days are just what we need to get back on track after we’ve gotten a bit lost.
twelve | amazing & perfect
You are an amazing dad, Matthew – everything I wanted in a father for our children. And you are the perfect partner for me – understanding when I mess up, caring when I am hurting, and a hard ass when I need to be motivated. We so, so, so, so love you!
Must like my post to you 3 years ago, I want you to know that you are so very loved. I am beyond grateful for you and my love for you is insane. Again, I also want you to know that there are 1,117 more reasons we love you, but I don’t have time to write about them all because the kids are fighting, the dog is barking, and there’s laundry to be done!