To my Beautiful & Pregnant Wife on Valentine’s Day,
Happy Valentine’s Day!
8 years ago today, I made the biggest and BEST decision of my life! I made the decision to ask you to marry me on that candle lit dock at Camp Qwanoes! Can you believe that it has been eight years? Lots of things have changed. We have moved what seems like a million times, we have transformed from a family of just two to a family of almost six, we have traveled the world (haha I know very funny right) and we are now both beginning our thirties. During these eight years our life together has seen many ups and many downs and even right now we are in difficult, but final stages of this pregnancy with t-minus 6 weeks and counting until our little baby girl arrives.
Through these eight years, you have endured a lot, especially the tough journeys of pregnancy. This is have grown and birthed each of our beautiful children.
I know Shannon that this pregnancy has been particularly ROUGH! There is no denying that. The compounded lack of sleep, the consistent growing belly that gets in the way of everything and just the exhaustion alone is enough to make each day seem unbearable. As I write those words I realize that I will never fully come to understand or appreciate the depth of changes and challenges that come with pregnancy and this Valentine’s Day I want to express to you in words how thankful I am.
I am thankful for all the sleepless and uncomfortable nights you have suffered, though, while I slept soundly beside you.
I am thankful for all the times when you were too exhausted to do anything but still found the energy to take care of our children, our home and even myself.
I am thankful for the excruciating pain you had and will again endure during each of the labors and deliveries.
I am thankful for how you have sacrificed your body to grow little human beings, with the after effects of it never being the same again.
I am thankful for how you have taken care of your body and provided what it needs during each pregnancy so that Abigail, Elizabeth, David and our little TACO could grow healthy and safe.
Shannon, I have never really known until now how thankful I am for all the things you have willingly endured on each of the pregnancy’s and are still going through right now.
I truly hope this Valentine’s Day you know more than ever……….. that you are Loved, Cherished and Appreciated.
Happy Valentine’s Day Hunny!