I have been given such a huge gift in my husband. When many men want to pursue their own hobbies or recharge away from their families, Kenny wants me and the kids to be with him. He brings us along on company functions. He spends his Saturdays at home. He actually wants to spend time with us, even though I often feel like we just surround him with drama and strife. He’s quite a man, my husband and I hope I am learning to appreciate him. Instead of asking, “Will there be other families there,” or trying to be sure every aspect of an event is “kid-friendly,” I am learning to just go along because the details don’t matter next to the fact that he wants us there, and while we are there, I’m learning to lighten up on managing the kids- follow Kenny’s lead instead of micromanaging, because perfect kid behavior doesn’t matter next to the fact that Dad wants them there. I could be an awesome mom, train my kids perfectly, manage their world seamlessly, cover it all- and in doing so, leave no room for their Dad’s delight. I know it isn’t a very popular stance. Most moms spend more time with their kids, understand them better, have read more parenting books than dad, etc, etc, but I still believe that when it comes down to it, I’m just support staff- Kenny is the boss. He’s the one who provides our kids with a picture of their Heavonly Father. He may not ever realise just what a gift it is that he wants our kids, but I do. I can see how a Dad who shares his life with his kids, opens their hearts to Someone Else who wants to share His life with them, and for that I thank God EVERY SINGLE DAY for my husband.