I have a lot to appreciate about my husband. When I got a call back during my maternity leave from my job saying that they really needed someone to fill my old boss' job and they wanted to know if I could take the position, my husband without even a blink of an eye told me it was something I had to do because it would be great for my career, then he called up his workplace and told them he was taking the remainder of my parental leave.
That was 4 months ago, and while I'm away at work he stays home and takes care of Treyton, and he is just AMAZING with Trey. He reads to him, gets the house work done, pays the bills, makes sure everything is perfect with our son, and gives me full emotional support so that I can continue to work without feeling guilty. When I miss seeing Trey he'll pack him up and surprise me at lunchtime with him, he gives me back massages after long days and lets me still sleep in on the weekends.
We have our tiffs now and then, but basically I'm happier then I've ever been with our family (despite my rambling about missing my ex.. which now that I think about it, was just plain silly, BCPR was right, I was just missing my youth really), and I'm so appreciative of everything my husband has sacrificed and everything he does just to make me happy and to raise our son.
The problem? Father's day is coming up, and I have no clue HOW to show this appreciation. I don't want to get him just some silly gift that anyone can get him, I want something really unique and great that will show him how much I love him and everything he does. I know this may seem petty but he's even said he feels kind of underappreciated lately. I can't get him much moneywise, we're trying to save for a house. So what can I do? What can I get? What would show him I love him and value him without being too sappy and lovey-dovey?
What's a 'manly' way to say I love you? ;)