13 May 2006


Yes, yes I know it is MOTHER'S DAY, but I'll get to us in a minute. Because I want to blog a bit about fathers. (It occurred to me that I may not be blogging on Father's Day, because... well, my life is about to change a lot due to baby #4 making an appearance and I know how chaotic life will get and sparse blogging will be for at least a month after her birth. Plus, I am loving the father of my children muchly right now.)

This topic of fathers bodes well with
Maine Mom's tag to do the Two for Togetherness meme. So, I'll start with that.

2 Things you compliment your husband on while in his presence.1) his brilliance 2) He bathes the kids every night and does all the dishes!

2 compliments you make about your spouse to your friends 1) He has integrity! 2) He supports me in every single thing I want to do.

2 traits you married him for.1) the twinkle in his eye 2) his sensitivity

2 Days you cherished the most with your husband being together. Oh that's impossible! Just two? Must take some liberty with this one... 1) my first glimpse of him from behind the blinds of my bedroom window (it was a blind date) 2) our wedding day, of course 3) the days each of our children were born 4) the night he first told me that he loved me 5) his marriage proposal in front of the temple 6)the first recital of mine that he attended (We'd actually broken up, but he STILL came AND he brought his parents. This is just a small representation of his support of my endeavors.)

2 Material things you could give your husband if you just inherited a fortune 1) a yacht 2) the means to start his own consulting firm

2 things you would miss the most if he left for 2 weeks.1) uh, been there - so I can say without hesitation, his body next to me in bed 2) sharing the details of our day with him face to face

2 thoughts that crossed your mind when you first met/saw your spouse.1) nice hair and legs 2) not a thought - but a feeling - my heart fluttering :)

2 favorite dates 1) a viola recital in Frankfurt, Germany 2) picnic lunch between Conference sessions on temple grounds

2 funny odd things you love 1) the way he shows excitement 2) his crushing bear hugs

2 places you have lived with your spouse 1) Salt Lake City, UT 2) Honolulu, Hawaii

2 favorite vacations 1) Heidelberg, Germany 2) San Francisco, California

2 amazing mothers I'd like to tag to do this meme 1) Zoe 2) Shelah. Happy Mother's Day, guys.

So, I've been thinking a lot lately about how much the role of fathers has changed and in how little time. So much more is expected of fathers these days, and fathers are so much more involved in their families' lives. The role of mothers seems to have paralleled this and the bar has been raised for them as well. Our times require it... equal partnership in parenthood and having one purpose.

I've said what I love about my job as a mother many times. The
big things, the little things. The fact is, I would not be as good of a mother without his support and involvement - their father, my husband.


Elizabeth said...

You totally rock! As always, very well said!

Gabriela said...

I totally agree, my husband makes me a better mother by giving me his loving support. He deserves some of my mother's day joy!

Valarie said...

I always love your take on things and wholly agree. What a great post!

Stephanie said...

Your husband sounds fabulous! You had better give him a BIG hug after doing those dishes.

I love your outlook on life!

C. H. Green said...

I would love to go to Germany someday. Followed other bloggers to your blog. Come see me sometime!

smartmama said...

so true we wouldn't be moms if they weren't dads---

txmommy said...

what an great husband! Hug him tights.

BTW, what colors are you wearing for your photo?

Nettie said...

What a great guy! And you are so thoughtful in thinking of others, even on a day that was meant for you!

itybtyfrog said...

What a fun meme. You can tell you still love your hubby very much. Happy Mother's Day!

Rachelle said...

Great post!

ShelahBooksIt said...

I'm on it, lady! I just did two blog posts this afternoon though, so I might not get it done until tomorrow. Love the post!

Zoe said...

Oh, this is so sweet!! I am excited to be tagged! I will do it later tonight!! :)

emlouisa said...

Well said!

At A Hen's Pace said...

You're right--every mom needs a good man behind her. What a blessing to have one, isn't it?

handiemom said...

Thanks for reminding us of the importance of our better halfs. I would not be the mom I am with the husband he is.

Well said!