In Honor of Father's Day...
So many of you ask about my hubs... and I'm sure you’ve noticed there aren't many pictures of him posted on my socials. He's not shy but definitely a “behind the scenes” kind of guy. His need for privacy probably comes from his line of work where everything is kept super confidential... more on that soon. I'd say we're opposite, but we balance each other. To each his own, right?
He has been getting in on snapping photos of the boys and I lately... I wouldn't call him an Instagram Husband just yet, but he does a decent job!
In honor of Father's Day this weekend, I thought I'd devote a blog to the amazing father of my boys, Art Gharibian!
Art is my husband of almost seven years, we've been together for 14 years (what?!). He's a loving and hands-on daddy who makes it a point to be home for bath and bedtime every night. Parenting comes naturally to him and that had been apparent since before Ryan was born. The boys adore him! He’s like a magnet... the second he walks in the door the boys run and instantly cling to him.
He never hesitates to stop and listen when the boys have something to say… kiss a boo boo… wrestle on the couch or play in the yard. I love the trusting relationships he's building with our sons.
Wondering what he does when he's not being the best daddy in the world to Ryan and Leo?
He's an attorney with his own practice, Gharibian Law, APC, a boutique law firm that specializes in elder abuse & neglect, and wrongful death cases. While his job can be stressful, he makes sure the boys and I don’t feel that when he's with us.
I love the love he has for his work and clients! He's an advocate for the elderly, a voice for those who sometimes can't speak up for themselves.
He never toots his own horn, so I'll do it for him. He was recently selected by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star for the third year in a row, an honor earned by no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in the state of California! And, he's highly regarded by his clients, colleagues, and opponents in his niche. He makes me so proud to be his wife and partner!
Want to know what makes him even cooler?
After becoming a dad, he built a home office so he could see his boys every day. Yep, he pops his head out in between all the things he has going on. He makes the boys' day every time!
It's so nice because on slower work days he's able to give an extra hand with naps and meals… and he always stops down for bath and bedtime... and then is back to his work after the boys are sound asleep. I’ve never once heard him complain about being too busy to help.
He supports me
There are many challenges and triumphs we face as parents… the journey is so much more rewarding when you have a supportive, loving spouse by your side. Especially if you care to pursue a passion outside of motherhood, it makes all the difference when you have a partner to lean on to be able to devote time to your craft.
As busy as Art is running a law firm, he supports me in pursuing my dreams... in fact, he pushes me to push on when I want to give up because it's all too much. He knows what makes me happy and he doesn't want me to give that up for anything.
Art Gharibian, #1 daddy, and love of our lives... if you're reading this, the boys and I appreciate you more than words could ever describe. You have the biggest heart, you're the hardest worker, and you'll do anything for your family. The boys are so lucky they have you to look up to and aspire to be like someday! We love you so much! PS. I know you hate attention, please don't hate me for this blog... luv ya!
Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!
Mamas, let's not forget all of the wonderful things our Sig-Os do and let's take the time to tell them! Tell us in comments what you appreciate most about your baby daddy.