Beautiful on the Inside,Parenting

That Man In My Life

If you thought I forgot about Father’s Day, well, I didn’t.  🙂  I though about it all last week and this past weekend, too.  The last couple of weeks have been overloaded with to-do’s and super late nights.  But, I got through it!  And it wouldn’t have been possible without Nate’s support.  So this post is dedicated to the father of my two boys.

Nate and I do not have the perfect marriage nor do we claim to be amazing parents. We don’t even come close. But what I so deeply love about this man is his ability to always want to better him self each day.  His heart is HUGE and he is one of the most humble individuals I know. That is what make’s him such a beautiful dad and husband!

Nate, I am so grateful for all the big things and little things you do for our small family.  You step up without being asked to help with dinner or clean up.  You are right by my side when we tackle cleaning the house.  Because of you and your example our boys have also learned how to clean the house.  Since you’re a WAY better cook then me, you even cook dinners and teach the boys how to cook and surprise me with healthy, gorgeous meals when I arrive home late from work.  The most magical part about those experiences is the fact that you are physically showing our boys how to love, and serve their mother and the future women in their lives.  You’re always, playing catch with the baseball or, shooting hoops with our boys.  You’re there for all their games supporting them every step of way.  You’re always next to me as we tuck them in each night.  And because I sleep like the dead, you are always the first one to the rescue when the boys have a nightmare or aren’t feeling well.  You calm them down, tuck them in and get them back to sleep.  You take the boys camping (just the guys).  And because of my learning disability, you are the one who spends hours each school night with our boys helping them with their math and science homework.  Because I don’t know how to read music, you are the one who checks to make sure that our boys are practicing their piano lessons correctly.

Thank you for all the love that flows from you so naturally.  While you and I aren’t perfect and we have had our struggles through our almost 15 years of marriage, you are the love of my life and my crutch/support.  It’s because of you I know with out a doubt that, despite how crazy and rowdy our boys are now, they will be outstanding men because of your stunning example to them.

Thank you for always trying your best at being a husband and father.



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  • Lillian
    June 20, 2017 at 7:49 am

    He is a great brother too!!! And uncle!!!

    • Melessa
      June 20, 2017 at 8:54 am

      Yes he is!

  • Leanne
    June 20, 2017 at 8:59 am

    What a lovely tribute.

  • Allison T.
    June 20, 2017 at 8:59 am

    Beautiful Post! Nate is awesome!

  • Liz
    June 20, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Beautiful post! It’s nice that you can still say that after 15 years!

    • Melessa
      June 20, 2017 at 9:07 am

      I find when we both focus on gratitude, we see the very best in each other. Better yet, we act better for each other.

  • Jo
    June 20, 2017 at 9:01 am

    So sweet!

  • Beth
    June 20, 2017 at 9:03 am

    Oh my goodness! How sweet!

  • Jana L Hogan
    June 20, 2017 at 10:53 am


  • Anonymous
    June 20, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    You are a wonderful couple!!! Happy Father’s day Nate.

  • Nate
    June 20, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    Thanks, Gorgeous! Love you. 🙂

    • Melessa
      June 20, 2017 at 9:09 pm

      Love you too Lover!

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