we spent our afternoon and early evening last saturday in brooklyn doing a few of our favorite things together. jane’s carousel, the pier along the water by the brooklyn bridge and devouring some of our favorite pizza in the city together at juliana’s. we meandered through a fun art installation set up for the kids close to the pier and jumped off a million rocks, too.
one of the things i love most about josh is how he prioritizes his family and kids before anything else. he has always been this way, even while working hard long hours at the bank for many years before resigning to work full-time along side me. he would just make the time, no matter what, to be present with me and the kids even if it was just for a little while each day around his office hours. and that little while always felt so special because he made it count. while we feel very spoiled now to get to see more of him as we are working from home and tag teaming it with the little ones each day, he still makes sure every single moment counts when he is with me and the kids, and i so admire that about him and try to emulate it as well, because i notice what a difference it makes in all of our lives.
with father’s day approaching, kenneth cole asked if we’d like to partner to share a bit about their watches. i really loved their focus for father’s day this year to #maketime because i believe it is truly the best gift anyone could ever give, making time for your family and loved ones. the great thing about it is that making time to connect with the ones you love doesn’t mean it needs to involve an extravagant activity or holiday… i’ve watched as josh has turned what might be a mundane or regular moment into the most special one, from time around the dinner table to walking with the kids to school drop off in the morning, he makes those minutes count and matter through interacting, through thoughtful and loving conversation and through his genuine love of being a dad. and when someone wakes up in the night for water and occasionally will call out, “papa”, i realize just how fortunate and blessed our family is to have a man so dedicated to making time, at any hour, for what he knows matters most, his family.
i’d love to hear in the comments about some of the ways the men in your life have made time matter if you’d like to share. it’s always so nice to hear new ways and ideas of how to get the most out of our time together, especially when we might be stretched for it.
thank you to kenneth cole for sponsoring this blog post. if you’d like to give the gift of time to an important man in your life this father’s day, you can shop the collection right here. josh is wearing this kenneth cole timepiece in these photos.