I’m taking over your blog today as big-mr-dad (get it?)
because afterall, you shouldn’t have to post something on mother’s day…right?
First, I want to say Happy Mother’s day to the LMM readers and say thank you. I am continually impressed with mommy bloggers as I have also become quite entertained from reading some of your blogs and nearly all of the comments you leave on LMM. Ashley pours her heart and soul into raising our son and feels equally passionate about sharing her experiences of mommyhood. Comments have become a warm topic of conversation and please know that it brightens our day to read that many of us go through the same adventures in parenting.
This writing thing is new for me.
A little scary that many will read my mother’s day letter to you…but here it goes.
There have been 3 life changing events for me.
The first was meeting and marrying you. The second is having and raising our son together. And the third is what makes me most excited: the continued journey of whatever lies ahead. I say that because life changing events from here on out don’t just include you and I, but also Baby W and all of our future little rascals.
Even the simplest days where we stay in pj’s and play with Wes and watch movies are special to me because there is no where I would rather be. If I could try to sum up my love for you on Mother’s Day it would go something like this:
I know that it may sometimes feel like so many things go unnoticed or unappreciated. Namely, the cleaning of the house 10 times a day, the changing of several diapers, the feedings, the grocery shopping, teaching Wesley to read, to talk, to play, to be gentle when he tries to bulldoze his buddies for no reason, the endless trips to the park, the adventure walks around the neighborhood because that’s Baby W’s favorite daily activity, the dinner making, the laundry, the listening to me as I wind down for the day, the waiting way too long before getting a pedicure, taking over almost all responsibilities since I have been down and out from surgery, the cooking, the interrupted sleep nightly from Baby W’s condition, the quick showers while Baby W is banging on the door to jump in with you, the hosting of holiday get togethers, the boo boo fixer when baby W falls down and cries, and so many other things that could be added to the list.
But the truth is, Baby W and I know that you do all of this for us–and we love you for it.
It doesn’t go unnoticed or unappreciated.
All of Wesley’s hugs and kisses prove that.
And, as you know, I can’t be away from you, ever.
We want to be around you 24-7 because you make us happy and proud.
we can feel your love and we know that you do all of those things (almost all of the time without complaining) because you can’t get enough of us too.
And as a thank you, Baby W and I put together this video of your first two years as a Momma.
We hope you like it.
Happy Momma’s Day babe.
I know mothers day is about relaxing, but do you mind handing me that glass of water before you sit down? thanks sweetie.
(benja and loce are correct spellings which I’m sure Ashley will explain in a future post)
BTW: turn up the volume, because you love this Taylor Swift song–it makes you cry.