Sweetness, courtesy of my hubby

So my husband can be a man of very few words at times but when he decides to use them they are pretty powerful. Often I will awake to an epic text message or e-mail — it’s easier for him to get his thoughts out that way than in the more traditional way. Like me, he’s a writer so I suppose that should be expected.

A week or so ago I woke up to see this message that he’d posted on my Facebook page sometime in the wee hours:

“I chase this little boy all over the house, cleaning up his messes, dealing with all his 2-year-old craziness and it should drive me nuts. But at the end of the day he waddles over with his blanky, gives me a little kiss on the mouth and puts his head on my shoulder for a ‘big hug,’ and I can’t believe how lucky I am and what an amazing life I’ve happened into. Thank you for giving me such a wonderful family. It’s more than I could ever have dreamed for.

Love you forever
M.”

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Our three years of marriage have been filled with lots of challenges, more than many have in 30. We’ve moved three times (and across the country for one of them), gone through several stressful job changes, he’s given up a job he’s liked twice for a job opportunity for me, a high-risk pregnancy and then beautiful (yet strong-willed and stubborn) baby boy/now toddler, my father’s cancer diagnosis weeks before our wedding and his death less than a year later.

But those years have also been filled with some pretty awesome experiences — fun adventures to Louisiana, time with our families, watching the addition to our own family grow, silly moments in our backyard with Miles, walks before bedtime, late night Netflix binges and so much more.

We both, like most, don’t do a good enough job┬átelling each other how much the other means to us. So Michael, I love you and appreciate all you do to take care of Miles and to love me.

Remember to let the people in your life know how important they are to you!

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