As I reflect on this particular Father's Day, I want to thank you for becoming the kind of father that I am proud to be married to. When our children are in your care I never worry or question that they are safe and healthy. When you are away from us, I can always be certain that you are doing whatever it is not only for yourself, but for us. If you are working, I know it's so we can have financial security and insure that our children have the best possible future ahead by saving for tuition at good schools, being able to buy healthy foods, having the opportunity to travel and experience cultural and educational experiences, and setting a good example of the work ethic that was passed down to you by your own father. If you are exercising, I know that you are taking the time to care for your body so you are best able to care for us, both by having released your stress and by staying healthy so you can be with us and provide for us as long as God allows. If you are spending time with friends, taking up a hobby, enjoying watching sports or even getting a massage, I know that even then you are caring for yourself so that you can come home to us refreshed and able to enjoy your family time even more.
As a husband, you balance me, which balances our family and provides a healthy home for our children. Your flexibility for my rigidity. Your goofiness for my seriousness. Your frugality for my whimsy. Your practicality for my romanticism. Your aloofness for my over-analyzing. Your big thinking for my getting stuck in the details. Your fortitude during my times of anxiety or weakness.
Thank you for being you. I love you.