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A Letter to my Husband – Mrs Dad Network

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By Al Ferguson

Al Ferguson is the CEO and founder of The Dadsnet.

Published on 22/02/2015

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A rare moment in the history of The Dad Network. Mrs Dad Network, the wife, Jen is featuring on The Dad Network for the first time!

It was a very special evening when I came home from work, sat down at the computer and saw an opened word document that I hadn’t written. I wasn’t entirely sure what it was, but it said at the top, ‘A letter to my husband.’ I think I was entitled at that point to assume it was for me and so I began to read:


My darling Al,

Its Monday morning and whilst most people are waking up with the Monday morning blues I am feeling completely the opposite. I woke up feeling extremely grateful and I am full of happiness and love. I feel very lucky to be in the position I am in and live the life I lead.

Today I get to spend another day with our beautiful boy. A full 12 hours with him. We get to enjoy baby class, get time to play at home, laugh together, love one another and just enjoy being together. There are no words to tell you how precious this time is to me. I love each and every day with him and our time together is priceless. I know how hard you work and the sacrifices you make for me to be able to stay at home and be with Ted. For that I am forever grateful. I appreciate everything you do for me and for us and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Some women find mad passionate love with men that aren’t necessarily great dad material, others find men that are great dads but they don’t have the crazy whirlwind romance with them. I don’t know what I did to deserve it but I have both in you. I am deeply, madly, crazily in love with you. Just a look or a touch from you can fill me with butterflies. I find you incredibly attractive in so many ways. On top of all that you are also the most incredible father. You don’t have the luxury of 12 hours a day with Ted and yet the time you do have with him you have used to make your relationship with him incredibly strong. You know what he likes and what he doesn’t. You know when he is ready to nap or when he is hungry. You know when he wants to play and when he wants to cuddle. You are fun, loving and gentle with him and you are doing the most fantastic job of being his daddy. We are both very lucky. You are a wonderful husband and an equally wonderful father. I want to thank you for all that you do for us, let you know that we appreciate you and that we love you dearly.

Your loving wife Jen x


I’m not sure I need say anything else. My heart warmed when I read this and warms when I re-read it. I’m lucky, well, more than lucky actually. I couldn’t ask for anything else.


I love you two too x

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  1. Jim Flowers

    What a lovely letter Al, Mrs DadNetwork aka Jen really does know how to make a good post… maybe the beginning on her own blog ;-)

  2. Misunderstood Mummy

    This is beautiful! Such a lovely post, and a lovely picture of u both. Mrs DadNetwork should definitely start her own blog :) xx

    • Al Ferguson

      Thank you. I know! She very much prefers to be behind the scenes although I’m working on it :)

  3. Tommy

    Such a beautiful loving letter :)

  4. Mike Smith

    Well Al, I used to not like you, but after reading this letter I think you might be a pretty good guy after all. :) Only kidding, I’ve always thought you were a solid guy. I’m glad your wife can back me up on this. Thanks for hosting #BigFatLinky

  5. John Adams

    Delighted to meet the entirte family the other day. What a lovely letter. It is important for couples not to take their other halfs for granted. Think this letter makes that crystal clear. #BigFatLinky

  6. Sam

    Beautiful letter. You’re a very lucky guy

  7. Ali @ Mum in a nutshell

    That made me well up! So beautiful and from the heart. I only write shopping lists for my husband and unfortunately, if I wrote something like this he’d wonder what I was after. Thanks for sharing and I think Mrs Dad should have a regular guest post to show us life behind the scenes a little more often. Popping over from the big fat linky

    • Al Ferguson

      I think she should write regularly too… But then TheDadsNet would become the dad wife network!

  8. Papa Tont

    Wow, what a lovely letter. You need to print this and the next time Jen gets angry or frustrated with you, just hand it to her and take 2 steps back lol.

    • Al Ferguson

      Think I might print off a few copies and have them loaded in my pockets. (She’s frustrated with me a lot too!) lol!

  9. Louise

    Oh what a beautiful letter and how lovely of Mrs DadNetwork to surprise you with it.

  10. Dawn of the Dad

    Wow! That’s awesome. You’s the Daddy!

    I asked my wife if she’d like to contribute a post for my blog, with a little trepidation, but as yet I’ve not seen anything.

  11. Adrian

    What a find! Thank goodness it wasn’t a letter complaining about how you never put away your socks and leave the cap off the toothpaste! :) Here’s to true love and many years of happiness for you all.

  12. Sarah Howe

    What a lovely letter and you seem so happy. Definitely something to pick up and re-read when having a bad day. It’s great to appreciate how lucky you are sometimes. xx #bigfatlinky

  13. Loz

    How lovely…I’m a very lucky wife and Mummy too, like Jen, I have plenty to be grateful for! I love seeing couples who work hard for each other as well as their little ones :) #bigfatlinky

  14. Helena Clarke

    Lovely thoughts. It’s good to take time to tell each other how much you are appreciated when life seems like one mad rush!

    • Al Ferguson

      Thanks so much for your comment. Totally agree and I certainly appreciate my wife!

  15. International Elf Service

    Oh my, what a lovely letter! How wonderful to be so openly appreciated like that. I think we should all write more letters – they’re such uplifting things to receive. Emily x

    • Al Ferguson

      I agree with you emily, I think a good old letter is much neglected! My wife is very good at showing appreciation. I learn a lot from her :)

  16. Rebecca Slinger

    Wow Al, I hope you feel as fortunate as your wife, she clearly idolises you and she is right to have both a wonderful husband and dad is truly fortunate I am blessed to , but I won’t write him a letter I don’t want him to get above his station ;)


    • Al Ferguson

      I am glad to hear you are blessed too! Prob best – you women don’t want to make our heads too big!! I feel just as fortunate. She is my world :)

  17. Urban Mumble

    Is this genuine or sales speech? :D Sounds too good to be true! They say feeling grateful and counting your blessings is the key for happiness. It’s so important to remind ourselves for what we have. Far too often we get cought up thinking about all the things we don’t have and forget about all the good things we have.

    • Al Ferguson

      Im proud to say its genuine. I completely agree, it is so important to remind yourselves of all the good. Thank you for your comment :)

  18. Jade Wilson

    Well doesn’t she sound like an absolute sweetheart! You’re a lucky bloke.. most of us just like to nag haha.

    I like doing things like this for my OH too really.. he loves a post it note!


  19. Anna busby

    What a fantastic letter so lovely !

  20. El and Baby A

    This is so lovely! If I said anything this nice to tho OH he would be checking the credit card statement haha :)

    • Al Ferguson

      Ha! She’s on Ted’s new routine so they don’t leave the house anymore! Otherwise I might check too :)

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