Our twins turn 2 today! But today is not about them.

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Today is about their Mom.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m really looking forward to celebrating them on their birthday in the years to come. Although, I’d much rather focus on regular, micro celebrations of the effort they put into deliberate objectives, and keep their birthday parties as group celebrations to mark the relationships they value most at that point in their lives. But I digress.

The truth is that they won’t remember today. And they haven’t done a lot of their own will just yet that is deserving of celebration.

But Keri… well that’s a whole different story.

She is deserving of marked celebration today. The unconditional love she has showered on our kids over the past two years has been deeply inspiring to me. She leads our family in parenting, has led her own transformation to capable mother, and helped make me a better Dad. I have grown in my respect for and love of her in this time.

Twins are not easy. Motherhood isn’t easy. But the most meaningful times of our lives are generally the result of overcoming big, hairy obstacles. I guess that’s why Barbaro Coloroso says that the “kids are worth it“.

I agree.

Thank you Kes.

Thank you for leading me in our parenting role. Thank you for your unconditional love. Thank you for breathing a strong sense of self into our kids. I am grateful to call you my partner. Today, I celebrate you.