Over the weekend Logan celebrated his 35th birthday. We had my family over for birthday cake and drinks, but other then that we kept it pretty low key. We don't often do grand things but since it was the weekend we spent time lounging around the house and then heading outdoors to the forestry farm with the kids in the afternoon.
I don't celebrate my husband nearly enough so here are just a few of the reasons why I love and adore him.
#1 He is an incredibly supportive partner. Logan and I met in high school and started dating on New Years Day 2000. When we first started dating, I was pretty broken and skeptical about being in a relationship but Logan stuck by me, while I worked my commitment issues out over the years. As any relationship we've had really good times and some pretty low points over the years. Logan always believes in us and shows me respect and kindness. He is always there, the self-assured one, when I am wavering. He is always willing to encourage me in my ventures, even when he isn't 100% sure of the outcome. When I began my journey of obtaining my masters of curriculum studies, with a full time job, and two small children, I was overwhelmed. I came home from spending a full Saturday at my first university class in years, with tears stinging and threatening to pour out. I was overwhelmed. Logan at first said that it was okay if this wasn't for me (he himself wasn't sure if I should be doing this), but I looked at him and told him that I needed him to lie to me. To tell me that I had this. That it was the right decision. That I was going to succeed. And so that's exactly what he did. For the next 2.5 years, anytime I showed doubt or exhaustion, he told me that I was doing well. That the girls were adjusting fine. That I was keeping all the balls in the air and above all, that he loved me. I am sure sometimes he believed it and other times I know he was the one pulling the majority of the weight at home. He stuck by me and it meant the world to me.
#2 He is the BEST DAD in the world. Seriously, Logan was meant to be a dad. He loves spending time with the kids and has been integral part of their upbringing right from the beginning. He is the guy who wanted to take a week off as soon as the girls were born, to bond with them and just be with them. He changed diapers, helped with the feedings, rocked them, sang to them, played with them and over the years he has seamlessly transitioned from having babies, to toddlers, to school age and now even having a tween. He has even learned to do pony tales, piggy tales, and straight down hair. He will sit and do crafts, play dough, play games, watch movies, and whatever else the girls ask of him.
#3 He is up for doing anything with me. Naturally Logan really enjoys just being at home, but he is also up to doing anything I can think of. We both love the outdoors and staying active. He enjoys playing hockey and I am happy that he has returned to doing that on a regular basis over the past few years. We enjoy snowboarding in the winter and boating/camping in the summer together. He loves to play golf and I suffer through it. I love to run and he suffers through that. Last summer we had an opportunity to travel to London alone for the first time since having kids and we discovered that we both would like to do that more often. As this point in our lives we mostly like to travel as a family unit because we know our time with the girls is limited, but we also discovered that we do need to plan more mini-vacations, even locally, just the two of us.
There are many other reasons that I love this man who stands in life beside me but I just wanted to share a little glimpse of him today with you.