Every day I thank God for my husband. He is so much more than I ever could have asked for. The way he loves me and our daughters astounds me. The way he knows how to talk me off the ledge, make me laugh hysterically, and see things with new eyes is a gift. 

One of my greatest dreams was to have children and stay at home with them. While it took a little bit of planning and a whole lot of faith, we finally made it happen. He made it happen. He let us take the pay cut. He got a new job. He made my dreams come true. 

I’ve been wanting to thank him for everything he is – everything he has done. I want to do the grand gesture. I want it to be huge. I want his jaw to drop. Since we began dating (years ago) he has been talking about buying a kayak. It’s one of those things that will always be on his life list yet never in our budget. 

Somehow, I need to figure out a way to surprise him with a kayak. Somehow I need to find a way to make his dreams come true.