On Saturday, Kristen posted a moving tribute to Dax — who has been open about his past drug and alcohol addiction — to celebrate his sobriety birthday.
"To the man mocked me when in our wedding photos because I cried too many tears of joy," she wrote.
"Who wore a baby Bjorn for 2 straight years to show his girls how to be as adventurous as possible..."
"I know how much you loved using. I know how much it got in your way. And I know, because I saw, how hard you worked to live without it."
"I will forever be in awe of your dedication, and the level of fierce moral inventory you perform on yourself, like an emotional surgery, every single night," she wrote. "You never fail to make amends, or say sorry when it's needed. You are always available to guide me, and all of our friends, with open ears and tough love when it's needed most."
Then this part — WHEW — it really got me:
You have become the fertilizer in the garden of our life, encouraging everyone to grow. I'm so proud that you have never been ashamed of your story, but instead shared it widely, with the hope it might inspire someone else to become the best version of themselves. You have certainly inspired me to do so.