Ok so this wasn't a photo taken by me and I'm sure my lovely husband won't be so thrilled about me sharing his selfie but I wanted to talk a little about him today seen as it is Valentine's day so I felt a photo of him would be appropriate. Be prepared for a bit of a soppy post.
I love my husband and I don't need a day like Valentine's day to tell him this but as I said in my post last week I think the ultimate gift on any given day is to feel appreciated so I thought I'd take today as an opportunity to publically tell the man in my life that he is indeed very much appreciated.
My husband is someone that has always worked, always provided for his family, I've been very lucky to remain a stay at home mum whilst he goes out and earns a wage that pays for us to live. So when he recently had to take time off from work, not through choice but purely because his then job contract had come to the end, it was hard for him.
One of those reasons is because he's a man who likes to be doing something constantly, very easily becoming bored and the other reason is because he didn't like the feeling that we didn't have the money free to spend on the kids over the festive period because we both agree we'd like to give our kids just that bit more than what our parents were able to give us when we were younger.
Luckily he is now back at work but now finding things hard in a different way because he is having to stay away 7 days at a time as it just isn't feasible for him to drive home after his shift finishes. This leaves him by himself with no company and nothing to do and I can't imagine how lonely he must be because I have our children to keep me busy. He will tell you he too can't imagine how other families do it, people who are in the army etc that are away for longer periods of time because he really struggles with just a week.
I think the one thing him staying away has taught both of us it to be so grateful for what we do have and it comes back to that one word, appreciate, I feel we both appreciate each others efforts so much more and there is that saying the absence makes the heart grow fonder, I do believe that to be true now.
So today and every day I would just like my husband to know that he is the love of my life, the best dad that our kids could ever have and the man that remains the glue of our family, holding us all together as one. My words can never express how much him being in my life means to me!