I am always about gushing about my boys (yes I am that mom!) and rarely do I do the same for the man behind those terrific boys. Their one of a kind father. When Jord Watches offered me the opportunity to gush AND give my guy a beautiful watch for his collection, there was no way I was saying no.
I have been open to our struggles with conceiving our boys, but I have always spoken about infertility from my perspective and never my husbands. One thing I’ve loved most about my husband is his support in anything I have done both as an individual and also together as a couple. His support during our years and years of trying to have a family has always been unending. I am not an easy person. I am not easy person on hormones. That in itself warrants recognition! Through the years, he always asked what I wanted, nursed me after each surgery and never once did he complain to being my number one support and to doing his share when we needed testing and then again during the IUI process. I simply could have not asked for a better person to walk that journey with. Without him, I would have given up. He was my strength. And so the first thing I love most about my husband was HIS support and fight to becoming a father.
The second thing I love most about my husband is that he works really hard. Rarely does he take a day off from work, he stays late and will go into the office on weekends when he needs to. This is something the boys probably don’t recognize yet, but when they’re older, I hope will. I hope they see how their grandparents made the ultimate sacrifice to leave behind their life in Mexico to give their father better opportunities and how their father took those opportunities and made a good life for himself. I hope they see how he continually works to give us better than he had. He is not only a great provider for our family, but the example the boys will follow as they eventually have their own families.
The third thing I and probably my kids love most about their father is that he is always present. I travel often for work and super dad stays home and holds down the fort. He does baths and feedings and busing to and from school and care. When I call to check in, he never complains. Instead he encourages me to enjoy my time off and my opportunity for a warm and quiet meal. He does diapers and attends every school function, parent conference, and medical/dental appointment. He wakes up at night to check on crying babies and lulls them back to sleep. Everything. He is always present and we are so grateful for that.
The fourth thing we love most about Dad is that he is quite literally is the smartest person we know. There isn’t one thing we can ask him that he doesn’t have some insight on. He teaches Sebastian, our 6 year old, about aerodynamics and rockets and so much more. Sebastian always defaults to Dad for questions because he already knows mom will just say “lets ask dad or google?” ha!
The fifth thing we love most about Dad is that he is the absolute best to be around. Rarely do you catch him in a bad mood. He is outgoing and gets along with everyone. He’s funny and is hands down the funner parent. He’s always listening to music and singing and just plain enjoys life. You can not not have fun when you are around him.
We love and appreciate Oscar for who he is and what he does for us on a daily basis. Anyone who knows him can attest to his beautiful heart and mind. He is not only a wonderful husband and father, but also son and friend. One day two women will be extremely lucky because Benjamin and Sebastian have their father as example.
It truly makes me happy that we can give him but a small gesture for everything he continually does for us!
We love you “Dada!” Forever and ever.
JORD watches, a St. Louis-based company that creates one-of-a-kind wooden watches. I’ve included the links for both the Men’s and Women’s shop as well as a direct link to the watch we gifted him.