This is the man

This is the man who I met on the dancefloor at a beginner’s ballroom class and asked me “have you been to many classes?” only to receive the slightly insulted response “I’m one of the demonstrators!”

This is the man who later confessed to always deliberately being one of the last to leave my house during post-ballroom coffee because he had a crush on me, even though I was with someone else at the time.

This is the man I greeted with glee at the start of term, two weeks after finding myself single again.

This is the man who swept me off my feet at karaoke night and told me he loved me 24 hours later.

This is the man - Little Hearts, Big Love

This is the man who was waiting outside the office to pick me up from work when I thought he was at his parents’ house 70 miles away.

This is the man who proposed on the spur of the moment over dinner after an emotional Armistice Day visiting the battlegrounds of WW1.

This is the man - Little Hearts, Big Love

This is the man who fell on his bottom on the ice rink trying to go down on one knee to present me with a ring.

This is the man who stood at the altar with love in his eyes and said “I will.”

This is the man - Little Hearts, Big Love

This is the man who held my hand in a scan room, cried with me in a hospital chapel and prayed silently with me while a miracle was performed.

This is the man who held my hand, looked into my eyes and told me I could do it each time our babies made their way into the world.

This is the man - Little Hearts, Big Love

This is the man who spent hours sitting by an intensive care cot, holding our daughter’s hand.

This is the man who pushed a pram out of the hospital door, full of pride to be finally taking his wife and daughter home again.

This is the man - Little Hearts, Big Love

This is the man who cried at church as he gave thanks for everything that got our little girl through.

This is the man whose eyes light up at two little voices saying “Daddy!”

My lovely hubby: one of the things that I'm thankful for this week - Little Hearts, Big Love

This is the man who spins around with a little girl in his arms while laughter fills the air

This is the man who reads bedtime stories and falls asleep with his little girls snuggled up close.

This is the man who tells me I am beautiful even when I think I look a mess.

This is the man who works hard every day to support his family and misses out on so much precious time as a result.

This is the man - Little Hearts, Big Love

This is the man who accepts that he is not perfect but tries to see where he can do things better.

This is the man who shares my life, eases my load and takes the time to listen when I need to vent.

This is the man who is a wonderful daddy, a loving husband and my best friend all rolled in to one.

This is the man whom I love more than words could say.

Finding our final gold postbox - Me and Mine (July) - Little Hearts, Big Love

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46 thoughts on “This is the man

  1. Aww! This has me tearing up! What a sweet love story! He sounds like a wonderful man!
    I didn’t actually realise how tall your hubby was until I saw the photo of you stood on a chair. So cute!

    1. Thanks Kim – I love that photo, it’s one of my favourites and yes it is a good way of showing the height difference between us! 🙂

  2. A wonderful tribute, you are a wonderful couple. We love you & your daughters. XXXXX

  3. Oh this is so, so lovely. It made me well up too – beautiful. I love that you met at ballroom dancing lessons too – that is SUCH a fab story! x

    1. Thank you Yvette – we had so much fun back in our ballroom dancing days, so many lovely memories to look back on 🙂

  4. Awww what a lovely post! We get so consumed by our babies that the men take a back seat, it’s so nice to focus on them every now and then ☺️ #PoCoLo

  5. This post is SO gorgeous! Literally had me welling up throughout. You could take away all the words, leave just the photos and we’d still all be able to see just how much you love each other. Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday
    P.S. You make a smoking hot Mrs Incredible!!

    1. Thank you so much Lisa – we had fun dressing up as The Incredibles for a family birthday party, maybe we should do so again with the kids in costume too? Thank you for picking my post as a Tuesday Twinkler as well – that made my day 🙂

  6. Oh gosh, what a lovely post. You’ve made me go all teary! Such a lovely tribute you your husband, he sounds amazing! Thank you for linking up to #PoCoLo too!

  7. What a great post and really nice way to tell your husband how you feel about him. It’s easy to take those around us for granted and I, for one, can say that it’s appreciated. Great job. #PoCoLo

  8. Ah Louise. Beautiful. I feel just the same about my boy. I absolutely love him. My tiny boys are the apple of my eye and I love them more than life itself but my husband is the other side of my coin. He and I have been through so much and when our sons have grown up and flown the nest it will be me and him once again. He’s my best friend in the whole world xx

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    1. Aww your hubby sounds lovely and love that he is your best friend and the other side of your coin – what a lovely way of describing it 🙂

  9. You always have such emotional and heartfelt posts!! Thank you for always sharing so much of you and helping those reading to always be appreciative and not take for granted the wonderful partners in our lives. #twinklytuesday

    1. Thank you for your lovely comment – I have to stop and remember to appreciate my hubby too, it is so easy to take our partners for granted sometimes, isn’t it?

  10. This is really beautiful Louise. I didn’t get round to reading and commenting on as many posts on #TwinklyTuesday last week because of work commitments but this one had caught my eye from the picture. What a special man you have. I hope he is walking tall! Nickyx

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