Today is my dear husband Keith’s birthday, and guess what?
I am unfortunately not around to celebrate this special day with him.
I know you may be thinking what? why? But if you read my recent post, Why My Husband Has To Share Me With Another Man, you should completely understand why.
Maybe you think that my husband Keith is basically a saint for being ok with me going away on a family vacation with my son’s father, and I will be the first to agree with you and tell you that yes he is.
Keith and I will be married for 10 years this October and I feel as though there are times that he thinks that I truly don’t see him or maybe fully appreciate him.
Today I want to let him know, you think I don’t see you my dear husband, and I know I should tell you much more often, but I DO see you.
You Think I Don’t See You My Dear Husband
I see you driving both of our kids to school each day (at two different times and to two different schools).
I see you coaching our kids throughout the years in various sports and activities.
I see you showing up to be the mystery reader at both of our kids schools over the years.
I see you even when you are exhausted still continuing your fun bedtime routine with Tatum each night.
I see you staying up late at night to help Reece with his math homework.
I see you shuttling Reece to friends houses, events, to meet his Dad, to sports practices and games and being one of his biggest cheerleaders even when he may have had a not so great game.
I see you always putting your wants and needs on the back burner so that I can do the things I want to do and obtain the things I want to have.
I see you encouraging me constantly to write more, put myself out there more when it comes to my blog and even pitching in with my website when I need you to.
I see you falling asleep on the couch late at night despite you wanting to go to bed early, but giving that up just to be around your night owl wife.
I see you driving straight through the night and partially the next day multiple times a year to get our family to Florida because you know just how much being in that state soothes my soul.
I see you remembering the kids dentist appointments, forms for school, trip money, picture day and more, even though its me who has forgotten.
I see you meeting Reece for the first time at 18 months old (a memory that will always be clear as day for me) and acting immediately as though you two were destined to be the best of friends.
Today and every day after today I want you to remember just when you think I don’t see you my dear husband, that in fact I do.
I see you, I appreciate you, I could not have built the fabulous and happy life that we have together, I love you and I know I am not there, but I would like to wish you a very happy birthday.