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Like Father, Like Husband

I have a great husband because I have a great father.

Like Father, Like Husband

It’s a phrase I definitely overuse, but that’s because it’s true.

I have always been a daddy’s girl. My dad and I both love people and have a cheesy sense of humor. We’re both sensitive and love a good romance. My dad frequently “gets me” in a way that others don’t.

Even more importantly, my dad was just a good dad. He played catch with us when he got home from work. He cares about our problems and is a good listener. He very obviously loves my mom and puts her first. My dad showed me, by his actions, how a woman should be treated.

I also have a great husband because I have a great father-in-law.

I picked a good husband because my dad showed me how. My husband is good (in part) because HIS dad showed him how. My husband’s parents got divorced when my husband was young and my father-in-law never remarried. He also had a daughter later on whom he raised almost completely on his own. I truly believe that my husband seeing his dad take on working, parenting, cooking, and all of the housework led my husband to be the great provider, father, cook, and helper at home that he is now.

I love my father-in-law to pieces, which makes sense because my husband is just like him. They can both come off as a little gruff on the outside but are incredibly loving when you get to know them. My FIL is one of the most generous people I know and he shows up for our kids almost every time they have something going, despite his various health problems. My husband is quietly sensitive and also loves our girls so much that they will never have to question his love for them.

Seeing my husband as a father makes me love him infinitely more.

Like Father, Like Husband

My husband is hands down the best husband and the best daddy in the world (sorry Dad). I just joked recently that he’s won that award every year, except that time he almost lost it for feeding the kids prunes right before bed.

Like my dad, he always has time for his kids and he always puts me first. Like his dad, he takes care of the people he loves no matter the circumstances. Despite my job as a stay-at-home mom, he frequently tells me that my most important job is taking care of the kids and that it’s just a bonus if I get anything else done. More importantly, then he steps up and helps with whatever I’m behind on.

One day my daughter and I each asked my husband a question about something we wanted to do. He answered, “yes.” When my daughter asked, “Do I get a yes or does Mommy get a yes?” he replied, “Mommy always gets a yes.” I mean, it doesn’t get much better than that, right?

I am so thankful for ALL of the fathers who love their families well.

Like Father, Like Husband

This Father’s Day I’d love to hear about the fathers in your life – were you a daddy’s girl? Did you end up marrying someone just like your dad? Is he like his dad?
I truly believe that having a great father and having a husband who’s a great father are treasures that I never want to take for granted.

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