T turns 27

“To find someone who will love you for no reason, and to shower that person with reasons, that is the ultimate happiness.”

-Robert Brault

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I know you don’t love me for no reason, but I feel like this past year I’ve given you a lot of reasons to make loving me a little more difficult. Reason A: Pregnancy. Morning sickness hit me hard at the beginning of pregnancy and suddenly you had a wife that barely got off the couch. This meant a dirty apartment and eating out lots. Of course eating out with me wasn’t much fun because nothing sounded good…so you starved for a few months/lived off of macaroni and frozen dinners. Reason B: Work. Once I started to feel better, I had started my new job. Enter your stress-crazed wife that was busy all the time. and pregnant. so emotional…and so stressed. I’m sure that was a fun combination. Reason C: New parenthood adjustment. Once our bundle of joy arrived-  life through us some curveballs we weren’t fully prepared for. Recovering from labor/postpartum emotions /breastfeeding struggles were all much harder than I think either of us expected. Once again, I felt weak and needy, but there you were loving me and taking care of me- when I felt you had no reason to (blame the postpartum emotions aforementioned).

You’ve been such an amazing husband in the past year. You’ve met my needs with endless patience and understanding. In the past 5.5 months I’ve watched you step into fatherhood with more confidence than I ever expected. Starting within the first hour of Sunday’s life, when we had finally all lied down to go to sleep, at her first little cry you were jumping up to check on her. Now you change diapers, put on little dresses, understand her different cries, and know how to make her smile like no one else. She is so blessed to have you as her daddy, and I’m so blessed to have you as the love of my life.

Happy Birthday T, thanks for being the source of so much happiness in mine and Sunday’s lives. We love you!

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