Sunday, 19 April 2015

{The Ordinary Moments 15} #16 'Unconditional Love'

You will have probably noticed that my husband, Mr F, makes quite a few appearances on my blog. If I'm in a photo, 99% of the time it is him taking the photo, otherwise he will generally make the odd appearance here or there. But you can't always tell from a photo just how lovely someone truly is in real life. I know I am probably a little biased, seeing as he is my husband, but I can honestly say he is the most selfless person I know. He puts up with me for starters! When we are out and about, he waits patiently while I faff about taking a hundred photos, he works tirelessly, driving 700 miles a week to and from work, then he will get home and continue to help with everything that comes with being a parent. Recently he has been a true rock to my whole family. We have had the most difficult time and he has just carried us all through it. He is definitely the one person you'd choose to have around in a crisis. 

We have been together 11 years. We have been married nearly 5 years and had Little One almost 2 years ago. You think you can't love someone anymore if you tried, until you have a baby together. Then suddenly, this unconditional love you felt for that person becomes even greater. It's a totally different love, and sometimes it can be so intense it almost hurts. I can feel tears pricking the backs of my eyes as I write this as I am thinking back over the past 20 months and all the moments when I have felt this. Moments like when I watched him cradle his newborn son in special care, or when he lovingly cradled him the first time he took him swimming. It's even small things like the way he cooks him his 'special daddy omelette' and puts so much care into making it, or when he tucks him up in bed, the way he proudly comes downstairs to tell me how good he was going to bed. These are all moments I never want to forget. Total and utter unconditional love. 

I probably sound utterly cheesy and soppy. I'm one of the least soppy people I know but these memories make tears stream down my face. I feel so completely and utterly in love and such a lucky lady. This past week especially, he has been Little One's best friend. There were a lot of those moments when only daddy would do. Little One would stand with his face pressed up against the window for daddy to come home, saying 'daddy, car' repeatedly. And watching his little face light up and run to his daddy when he came through the door on Thursday after work, was a moment of pure unconditional love between a daddy and his son. It's just a regular moment, Mr F coming back from work and Little One being excited, but as I watched them together, it was one of those moments where I realised I love them both so much it almost hurts. This is unconditional love. 





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  1. What a lovely post. Our boys are almost the same age I think. I love watching my husband play with Toby - I feel awful for him at the moment because Toby is in an 'only mummy will do' phase and often pushes his Daddy away, particularly at bedtime. It's still clear they love one another very much though and I'm sure he'll soon remember that Daddy cuddles are just as good as ones from Mummy.

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    1. Aww thank you Sarah :) Yes LO is nearly 21 months, born July 2013! It can feel awful both ways when they only want you and they push daddy away, or vice versa... the life and times of a toddler eh?! Thank you for your lovely comment xx

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  2. This is so lovely and made me feel quite emotional. I feel exactly the same about my husband- he really is our rock and I am so lucky to have him. I actually think it's quite rare to be utterly selfless, I am the first one to admit I am not- but he completely is. Sounds a lot like yours. We definitely have good ones. xx

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    1. Aw what a lovely comment, thank you so much Katie. Your husband looks like a real hands on daddy- similar to LO's daddy I reckon. A total rock and utterly selfless. I think I sometimes take him for granted but don't mean to. I'm much lazier. Keepers for life xx

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  3. This is beautiful. He sounds like a really lovely man, and you sound extremely lucky :-) x

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    1. Thank you so much Lauren, what a lovely comment- it made me feel a bit emotional reading it as I really do feel like a lucky girl xx

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  4. Ah so gorgeous, wonderful pictures x

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    1. Thank you Aby! How kind :) Haha I'm not sure my husband will thank me for posting a picture of him in his swimming trunks on the internet! xx

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  5. You write beautifully Amelia, I love reading your blogs xx

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    1. Thank you so much Lisa, I'm glad you have come across my blog and enjoy reading my posts :) xx

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  6. This is lovely and so well written. And cute! I feel the same about my Hubby, I feel so proud and lucky to have him in my life and as Daddy to my twins. Lovely post and you are definitely my new blog crush - your posts are lovely xx

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    1. Aww thank you so much Jess, what a lovely comment. Haha new blog crush- I love it! And thank you, that's really sweet! I feel very flattered indeed. The daddies are fab, aren't they? xx

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  7. Wonderful post :) This is the same as my Mr. He is utterly fabulous. x

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    1. Thank you so much Natalie xx I have seen your Mr pop up in photos and videos and he seems so lovely xx

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