with Angella Dykstra
I'm a mom of three, a professional accountant, and an amateur photographer and writer. I am not a marriage expert. But my husband and I take "Til death do us part" seriously, and here I'll be sharing how we keep our marriage strong while we both do that insane work-life juggle.
Check out my Work It, Mom! profile and my blog, Dutch Blitz.
Back when I was a single lass, dreaming of meeting my future husband, one of the qualities I prayed for was a man who knew how to be a good Dad. My Dad is a good Dad, but with nine (NINE) children, there’s only so much Dad to go around. There was a season where I lived with him and worked in our family cafe and it was my time to be Daddy’s Girl. I’m still one of his girls, sure, but time moves on and I’ve got a family of my own and, well.
My husband has this way with children. Not just with our children, but with all children. His job as the Director of Children & Families at our church didn’t happen by accident. I have people approach me all the time to tell me how much they appreciate him and how he is so GOOD with kids.
I will tell them about how, when our kids were babies and we’d volunteer in the church nursery, before I knew it all of the kids were flocked around him and I’d be all “Hi! I read books too!” Or how there have been so many babies who are “afraid of men who aren’t their Dads” who crawl up into his lap and smile.
He just has that thing, whatever it is that you call that thing.
It’s the same with our kids, obviously. Our kids love him and adore him and when I watch him playing soccer with them or wrestling with them or painting our daughter’s toenails (Yes, really) my cheat heaves and my heart twinges with how great of a Dad he is. My kids have one of the best Dads on the planet.
The fact that he is as manly as all get-out (Hunting! Snowmobiling! Fishing! Hiking! ATV-ing!) and is so nurturing and hands-on and loving and sweet makes him incredibly sexy, beyond his good looks. He’s all mine, ladies. Back away.
What traits make your spouse even sexier than their physical attributes? Traits, habits, etc.?
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