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To My Husband, on Father's Day.

Photo credit:

Kristin Hayward for kbh photography

I honestly don't know how I got to be so very blessed. Sometimes, the very thought brings tears; other times, I'm so overwhelmed all I can do is look heavenward, smile, and say, "thank you". Even after

over a decade together

, your goodness continues to defy my expectations.

Photo credit:

Kristin Hayward for kbh photography

You are, quite simply, a good man.

I've had the distinct pleasure of watching you be a father over the years, and the one thing that consistently blows me away is your devotion. You openly and unabashedly dote on our children. And you don't do it because you

have

to; rather, you are here and present every single day because you

want

to be. The time you spend with them is not a forced endeavor, but a mutually enjoyable event.

Photo credit:

Kristin Hayward for kbh photography

To put it succinctly, you care.

Do you know how rare that is?! So many people--

myself, included

--have never encountered this, let alone experienced it.

Photo credit:

Kristin Hayward for kbh photography

And yet, here you are, bolstering their self-esteem and ensuring our kids have a safe, secure place to land whenever they need their daddy.

Right now, their needs revolve around Lego-building, Matchbox cars, and Play-Doh. One day, sooner than we think, they'll want your input on more complicated matters like dating, college, and what to do with the rest of their lives.

Photo credit:

Kristin Hayward for kbh photography

And you'll be there, just as you've always been.

I love you, E.

Aren't these photos beautiful?! If you're in the Phoenix area and in need of a talented lifestyle photographer, hire

Kristin Hayward of kbh photography

and thank me later. :)

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