Today is my husband Kevin’s birthday! Though he’s very much a part of the backend of the blog (and my sole photographer), Kevin prefers to stay behind-the-scenes. However, I wanted to write a post today to celebrate him, because he’s awesome!
10 Things I Love About Kevin
He’s a very equal partner. I never feel like the default parent and he pulls his weight in every way, shape and form. I feel so fortunate to be married to someone with his attitude/approach to marriage/a partnership.He’s supportive beyond belief. This is just one example, but when I was exclusively pumping for both of our kids, he washed every single bottle and pumping part when I went back to work and on top of that, packed clean pumping parts for me in a ziplock bag to take to work and put them in my purse every morning. I will never forget how much his support allowed me to succeed and not feel the pressure of having to do everything when it came to feeding our children. Acts of service is definitely one of my love languages and Kevin always exceeds my expectations in this area.
He’s such an incredible dad. From getting up in the middle of the night to soothe a crying baby (he did it more often than I did once they were sleeping in their own rooms because I’m a deeper sleeper), to every other parenting task, Kevin takes everything on with no complaints. He’s giving our kids the childhoods they deserve.He is the calmest most patient person I know (ie: the ying to my yang). I’m an anxious, high-strung person who has a hard time just “being.” I always have to be doing. Kevin is chill, very patient and reminds me that sometimes you need to take a moment to relax. Even people who work with him have described his patience levels as “next level.”
He advocates for me. I won’t get into this because it involves some personal/family issues, but though Kevin is on the quieter side, he is the first to step in when things need to be said.He’s driven. I admire how much Kevin has grown in his career, but he never boasts about it. He is such a hard worker and we are thankful for it!
He’s funny. He makes the kids (and me) laugh constantly and is so silly with them.
He tolerates my desire to move all the time (lol). This might be a marriage-ender for some, but somehow, I’m always getting him to look at real estate with me. He may begrudge the moving process, but will always admit I “make our houses pretty” (but let’s be clear – the amount of decorative pillows and ginger jars are “not Kevin approved.” He knows I love them though and just moves on).He is incredibly thoughtful. Kevin always surprises me with what he gets for me and the kids. One year, he made surprise eggs for the kids to open on Christmas and they were a huge hit. He just always has a way of finding something I really need or have randomly mentioned months before. He is also thoughtful in terms of finding ways to make our family life easier. He will make sure my rain coat and umbrella are in the car when it rains and little things like that – which I so appreciate as I can be forgetful!
Because we both took a chance over a decade ago to pursue a long distance relationship – and everything we talked about when we imagined the future has come true! Thanks for doing life with us, we love you!
Happy birthday Kevin!