To the mother of my children,
I didn’t know. When we first met so many years ago, how could I have known that someday our love would blossom into something as wonderful as what we have now? Back then, I was mesmorized by your legs and that million-watt smile and those smoldering eyes. And while all of those still hold true, what captivates me now is the love you have for TheMonk and Bri.
I fell in love with you within moments of first meeting you. I held your hand as we walked along the beach and my life seemed complete. How wrong was I? At that time all I wanted was for someone to spend the rest of my life with and I didn’t even know how much better it could get than that. Now, as I gaze at our son and daughter and see pieces of you gazing back, I realize how much you and I have accomplished and how much more we have to give and share over the coming years.
This is your first Mother’s Day. One year ago, you were waddling around with two soon-to-be six-pound babies in you and we giggled in anticipation of what was to come. I don’t think we were as prepared as we thought we were (who can prepare for that little sleep?) but we’ve done pretty darn well. You, especially, have shined in a way I have never seen in you. It makes you even more beautiful (if that were possible) when I see you playing with our little ones. When I come home at the end of the day and I hear you upstairs playing, I’ll stand at the bottom of the stairs and listen to the love in your voice. I’ll listen to the happiness in the babies’ giggles and I’ll breathe a sigh of contentment before I head up the stairs to embrace you and the little ones after a long day. You are a wonderful mother, Andrea. You never falter from what is right and I admire that so much in you. You are so strong in character and so strong in spirit, that I sometimes find it difficult to match that intensity. But we’re all so much better as a family because of you.
One day, I will take time to tell TheMonk and Swee’Pea how much you have done for them. I’ll make sure they know how much you sacrificed so that they could flourish. I’ll make sure they know how much love went into creating them and I’ll make sure they know how much their mother loves them. I don’t think I’ll have to explain too hard on that last one because they’ll know just by being around you.
I’m so glad that you are the mother of my children. I’m just as happy that you are my wife. I love you. TheMonk and Swee’Pea love you. May that love last for forever and a day. Happy Mother’s Day, Sweetheart.
With all my love,
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