My husband likes this saying that the best thing a man can do for his children is to love their mother. I never fully understood it until tonight. He was away from us - taking sailing lessons out of state and supposed to come back this Sunday.
Kids and I were lazily eating some dinner when the doorbell rang. I thought it was Amazon delivery again, but it sounded pretty aggressive for that, so I came to the door, followed by my minion, of course. I look outside the door and see my husband there - he decided to surprise us and come back early. A lot of squealing and kissing ensued.
I believe once you have a happy and stable marriage, it creates an invisible castle around the kids. They feel secure and assured of their rightful place in the world.