Now that we have more hearts to love there is no way I could be a good parent without him. Every single night he gets up with the babe, feeds him, changes him and puts him back to sleep. I can't tell you how many nights I've opened my eyes in the pitch black, breathed deep and let the sound of his song loll me back to sleep right along with the babe. When we've had the joy of loving others he's worked hard at loving them too.
His shoulders are the ones I cry on when life seems impossible because I'm worried sick for the health and safety of our children. He always answers the phone no matter how busy he is at work to hear the win of the day be it a babe who rolled over or a math test win. He shares all of my joy and all of my sorrow everyday right beside me. When I'm busy with extra appointments he uses his free time to help tidy the house so it's one less thing I have to worry about. There have been times he's stepped in to help me with a scout project because he knows I hate public speaking or that I'd never get it done if I did it on my own. If ever he even thinks that I need a break he makes sure that I get some time to do things that refresh me.
Together we have taken turns snuggling babies who took eight months before they'd sleep more then 45 minutes at a time. Together we've been at the hospital watching ultra sound technicians work because the vomiting was more then a normal stomach bug or watching casts be put on broken arms from falling off swings. Together we've taught our children how to read and write. Together we've taught them to trust us, to respect others, and to do what's right.
This family, our boys, who I am, every part of us has been touched and shaped by who he is. Without our Strong man we wouldn't be who we are. He is the heart of our family and he lights the way for us. I knew he was going to be a good father and a great husband when I agreed to be his wife, but he has surpassed all of my expectations and he has always loved any who have lived with us as if they were his own. He is a gift and my best friend.