Yesterday the lovely Husband celebrated clocking over another year, and to honour his birthday, I wanted to share a little insight with the world about the man Master H is blessed to call his Daddy…
Tony has always been a keeper, I knew that early on… But, 3 years ago, after the birth of Harrison, I suddenly realised I had hit the paternal jackpot. As an expectant mother, you always hope your partner will be able to assimilate with ease into parenthood. You never expect that they might outshine you in these stakes, but that was the case with we…
Suffering post labour complications, as well as all the ugly emotional baggage you’d imagine comes with a traumatic birth, Tony shone through as our saviour. It was he who selflessly picked up the reins and rode us all onto safer grounds, never once wavering in his unconditional love and support for his little family. While I struggled to adjust to “the new normal”, he basked in the glow of it all.
It’s no wonder that Harrison is such a “Daddy’s boy”; his earliest days were a montage of deeply besotted Daddy memories, as Tony was never far from his little man’s side, ready, willing and able to tackle any parental duty he could… I often used to think, with guilt coloured relief, “Thank God he has such a fantastic Father”, because while I felt like I was floundering in my new role, and at war with a fear of failure, Tony was the essence of adoration and calm.
I’ve never been able to articulate how truly grateful I was (and, years later still am!) for his selflessness and support in those earliest days. Had I not held tight to his nurturing hands and heart, I’d have slipped into a black abyss. He saved me, because of how deeply he adored us both.
Even now, though we’ve since righted the once rickety ship and become a formidable little trio, Tony is still the axis on which our world spins. His love thwarts every obstacle; his hope nourishes my soul and everything he does is with us at the forefront of his mind. His optimism buoys all that are near him, and he approaches every aspect of life with his heart open. Tony teaches us that we should embrace life, to LIVE, not merely exist. And as far as role models go, my son could ask for none better.
What a lucky woman I am to have been blessed with such a devoted, dependable husband, who morphed seamlessly into a dedicated and adoring dad.
Happy birthday Babe, Harrison & I can never thank you enough for making our hearts smile all these years and for the eternal embrace of your love….
Maria Tedeschi (Mum's Word) says
I feel the same about my hubby. There is no-one I would rather have had children with.
We are very lucky girls aren’t we?
Love & stuff
Sounds like yo certainly hit the jackpot there!
I have no children yet but am hoping to be pregnant soon and one of the things i am really looking forward to is seeing my hubby with our baby, i just know he’ll be an amazing Daddy!
Awww the first picture is just so precious. 🙂 You have such a cute blog. Im your new follower. I’d love if you check my blog and follow back 🙂 <3
Fox in the City says
Ah, I think I may just has fallen for your sweet hubby! That sort of unwavering support and ability to jump into father is amazing and is the ideal.
I don’t know where I would be without Brad. He held tight as I fell into my depression. He was and is my rock. As the kids and I say every day “Daddy is awesome!”.
What an absolutely wonderful tribute to your husband. Beautifully written and I could feel the love resonating throughout it. I feel very blessed with my stalwart husband as well.
That is wonderful. Happy birthday to him! I am lucky to have a good father for my son in my husband. I don’t know what I’d do without him.
What a lovely tribute! Stopped me and made me think about my hubby. Not sure I could be quite so eloquent, but maybe I should indeed try!
Megan Blandford says
Happy birthday to your man! Such a beautiful post – you sound perfect for each other 🙂
Susan @ Reading Upside Down says
What a lovely tribute to your husband and your relationship with him and your son. Your son is blessed to be growing up in a home with such a wonderful example to show him the way to lead his own family one day. xx
Being Me says
Beautiful birthday post! What a man. You have reminded me to feel blessed… sometimes it’s difficult to do when under the cloud of all that comes with a newborn (and they can linger) but my girl’s Daddy did very much the same as your boy’s Daddy.
Thank you, Donna. You’ve really given me something today! xxxxx (extra special dinner or something to be cooked tonight by me for an unsuspecting deserving someone who’s off at work for us right this minute…. 😉
What a beautiful post about a beautiful man. You have been blessed indeed. I too have been that lucky and nearly 34 years on, still feel blessed every single day.
Love your writing Donna xxx
Such a beautiful post, Donna! Thank you for sharing it with us.xx