To my little ones,
I love to write about you.
How much I love you, your awesome hijinks’s, your loving nature, your crazy adventures and my journey (smooth or rough) on how to be the best mom for you guys.
But today I want to write about something different,
just as important but different.
I want you to understand how it all began.
You are here because two people fell in love.
A young love.
A strong love.
A love that knew in it’s innocent being that it could handle anything.
We met when I was 15 and he was 16.
Young and naive.
We were high school sweethearts.
Through those tumultuous years, we made it through.
Two completely different personalities beat the odds of high school romance and moved on together to our next phase.
We went to collage.
Got our first ‘real’ jobs
We got our first place.
Bought furniture and nested.
We got a pet.
We did all the things young adults do to find ourselves.
Our new ‘adult’ selves.
And somehow we kept growing together.
It wasn’t always easy.
And it wasn’t always fun.
But we stayed by each others side.
Through it all, we stood strong together.
Your daddy and I grew strong together.
Your Daddy is a great man.
He is kind and thoughtful.
He is strong.
He is smart in ways he doesn’t even realize.
He is fun.
Always looking for the joke.
The reason to laugh.
The reason to make that moment one to remember.
He teaches me everyday how to be a better person.
How to yell less and laugh more.
How to be get more from life by simply seeing the ‘funny’ in every moment.
How to take myself less seriously.
I have had the great privilege of watching a boy grow into a man and a man grow into a father.
And what an amazing father and man he has become.
He loves you whole heatedly.
He holds nothing back.
He plays and laughs, teaches and calms.
He is an amazing daddy.
I want you three to understand someday that you came from love.
A strong love between two people.
This love has changed and morphed through the years, but it’s foundation of strength and resiliency has stayed strong.
It has now become embedded in you.
You have a love in you that is strong.
That can conquer all.
“I know that you are not perfect and nor can I claim to be either, but please believe me, when I say that I want to be by your side, to hold your hand, to treasure you in the morning and in the noon-tide, to be next to you, to be held close to your heart now and for the rest of my living years, to comfort you, dry your tears and calm your most frightening fears, to fight your battles and show no shame to scream my love for you out loud all over the land.”