A Love Letter To The Real Men

To the Men ….

Who change diapers.

Who rock their babies when they cry.

Who kiss boo boo’s on knees, and understand the power of a band-aid. 

Who gamely try to make those pony tales just right.

Who tell bedtime stories, and look for monsters under the bed.

Who take turns driving car pool.

Who pretend interest in new gymnastics leotards and sparkly dance outfits.

Who carry bags at the mall until their arms hurt.

Who quietly hide their fears as their dear daughter heads out to her first real dance. 

Who gives the death stare to any boy that dares to break her heart.

Who beams with pride at their every accomplishment.

Who makes his wife tea, brings her crackers, rubs her feet, and takes over her world for her when she is sick.

Who sends that wife to bed when she clearly needs a break.

Who is not only master of the BBQ, but maker of the bacon.  Seriously, bacon.  It makes everything better…. and a man who cooks?  Sigh.

Who pitches in with the cleaning, even when he doesn’t want to.

Who gives the best hugs…without strings.

Who makes us laugh.

Who quietly protects us.

Who fiercely loves us.

This is a real man. 

Know that you are loved. 

Always, forever, and no matter what.

Happy Valentine’s Day.


  1. agreed. well said. Happy Valentine’s Day!!

  2. Well said! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  3. Well, pass the tissues, please.

    You just described my husband.

    You should also write greeting cards for Hallmark.

    Beautiful. Just beautiful!

  4. awww…thank you…this is lovely….i am cooking dinner this evening for my bride…

  5. Yessss! LOVE this!

  6. Happy V Day to all the REAL MEN out there, my hubby included!! 🙂

  7. I love that!

  8. I couldn’t agree more!!

  9. Wow. Better than any cheese Hallmark card I’ve seen!!

    Well said my friend, well said!

  10. That was wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Nicely said, Steph! Can I just cut and paste this?! Love to you all.

  12. Absolutely love this! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  13. LOVE IT!

  14. Perfectly said….happy valentines day to all of them..

  15. Beautifully written.

  16. sweet!

    Happy Valentine’s Day

  17. Perfection! Good men deserve the praise!

  18. Absolutely loved this! There are ‘real’ men out there- we sometimes forget to appreciate them. Thanks! Hope you had an amazing Valentine’s day!

  19. Beautiful. Nothing like a good man!
    Hope you had a lovely day.

  20. Oh how I adore this. Yes, the real men rock. *sigh*
    I should have written this for my guy….but I didn’t. *sigh*
    We are lucky girls!!!!

  21. I love this 🙂 So very sweet. Hope you had a very happy Valentine’s Day!

  22. What a great tribute. So true, too. Maybe I’ll belatedly tell mine thanks ‘extra’.

  23. Very sweet. Now if only I could find me a “real man”! Know any who are available? I’ll move! (okay, not really)

  24. Hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

  25. This is the best. And hear! hear!

    I love the ponytail one. 🙂

  26. kathy downey says:

    That’s so beautiful

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