I am an ambassador for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD). I was not compensated for this post in any way.
This year, we celebrate my husband’s second Father’s Day. Last year, I wrote a letter to him on his first Father’s Day and he loved it. Even though I didn’t think it was possible last year for me to love him more, I do. Over the past year, our infant has grown into a toddler and we have experienced so many things together as a family. This year I have seen my husband show an unbelievable amount of unconditional love not only to our son, but to our entire family.
This year has been full of changes.
We mourned the loss of my husband’s “PawPaw”, a man who was one of most stable and loving figures during my husband’s childhood.
Our toddler has achieved so many milestones and as first time parents, we have learned so much right alongside him.
We have both settled into new career paths, me as a work at home mom and blogger and my husband as a heavy equipment operator.
In addition to the changes, we have made some amazing memories together this year.
We’ve traveled to several new places and even celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary in Florida.
We have made it more of a point to spend time together as a family relaxing, eating dinner together and just ‘being together’.
It has truly been a wonderful year, but in addition to these new memories and changes, my husband has grown not only as a husband but also as a father.
He is so patient with our son (and me).
He works so hard for our family everyday so that I can be at home with our son and pursue my passion.
He leads our family in our walks with the Lord.
He loves my family as his own and works hard for them also. Most recently, he has been cutting my parents’ yard occasionally so that they don’t have to.
He is goofy, silly and will do anything to make our son laugh.
He is humble and kind.
He doesn’t gripe when I don’t dust the house that often or when supper isn’t on the table because it’s been a hectic day.
He supports me in all that I do and encourages me when I need it the most.
I am so thankful for all the ways that my husband shows our family love and I am so excited to celebrate him this Father’s Day!
In addition, did you know that this week is Men’s Health Week? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) wants to celebrate the role of fathers in the health of their families. Because 49% of pregnancies in the U.S. are not planned, all women of childbearing age are urged to take steps to improve their health now. In addition to taking steps to improve our health as women, there are many steps that men can take to improve their health. For more information visit the resources below:
There is a mobile app to help with planning and preparing for pregnancy. Follow some simple steps with this app to improve preconception health. Available for: