I don't brag about my husband as much as I should, but I really lucked out when I found him. I posted about how we met a couple of weeks ago, but I had no idea what I was getting into when we started dating, and I mean that in a good way.
Dave cooks supper at least half the time and cleans up the kitchen while he's cooking. He is so good at involving E with meal prep, like cutting mushrooms, dumping ingredients in the bowl, stirring, setting the temperature on the oven, etc. He does things that I wouldn't even think of when it comes to letting E help out. And it is great because the more E is involved, the more he is interested in eating his food and helping to clean up. He sees everything as a learning experience, and although I do too, Dave is usually a step ahead of me when it comes to this stuff.
I am forever grateful that Dave is not only handy around the house, but that he can actually build things and renovate a room. He has way more patience than I do for most things, but that patience especially comes in handy for finishing a room (and for dealing with my impatience). He is conscientious about doing things properly and making it look good. I cannot tell you how happy I am that I married someone who knows how to fix a drain and install a light fixture, let alone tile a floor or backsplash, and build walls. And just as important is that he knows when a professional is needed and calls them in to help with the big things like major electrical and plumbing.
(from our old house when we did the kitchen reno)
Sine we have been together I have had three major surgeries - one c-section and two others that are similar to c-sections (that's a story for another day), and he has been so helpful, patient, and supportive of my recoveries and the times before the surgeries when I haven't been 100%. After my c-section I couldn't get out of bed for the rest of the day of E's birth and he changed the first many diapers, and looked after everything. He also sat up with me many nights when E was first born and we were figuring out breastfeeding. That support was so important, and was only just the beginning of Dave being a wonderful father.
These are just a few of the things I love about my husband and while we celebrate his birthday this weekend, I wanted him to know how important he is to me. I could go on and on, but I've got to save something for next year's post!
Happy Birthday Dave!! I love doing life with you! xo