When I first fell in love with him, it was his honesty that captured my heart.
His love for the Lord.
His ability to really listen.
His sense of humor.
But three months shy of our seven year anniversary, my love for him has deepened in so many ways. Each day, I fall in love again as I watch him be Daddy to our kids.
He is an amazing dad.
When Elias is being “three”, melting down for no reason, Matthew is on his knees talking with Elias, patiently loving and reprimanding at the same time.
Tenderly, when I am in tears, exhausted from 2 am feedings and a crying baby, he wraps his arms around me and takes the baby girl, then sends me off to nap.
On sunny days he blows bubbles, draws with chalk, and swims in the pool, making memories to last a lifetime.
And as the day ends, he wrestles, tickles and runs down the hallway, chasing our home’s little super hero – and then makes sweet videos like this one, talking about going to “bah-ivia” to help the poor.
I love how wildly Matthew has embraces fatherhood. When I take time to really ponder the specialness of that gift, it takes my breath away.
Written today as we prepare to be apart until August 9 - the kids and I are going to WI, as he travels to Bolivia with World Vision.