This is a letter from last Mother's Day and the words still ring true today.
I'm not quite sure what to say here because mere words cannot express how I feel about watching you as a mom. I still remember that Sunday in September, 2005 when I pulled up in the parking lot across from Harvest. Going to that church that morning could be the single best choice I have ever made in my entire life. Getting out of the car and seeing some people walking towards shuttle busses and seeing others walking across the street to go to the church, it became painfully clear to me that I had absolutely no idea where I was going.
Then I saw you standing there. I asked you "Am I going the right way to get to Harvest?" and my life would never be the same. You showed me how great, caring, and helpful your heart was from the moment I spoke to you. You helped me find my way into the church that morning and you're still helping me to this day. Your faith, determination, and love for the Lord are things that go beyond words. You inspire me to be a better man, husband, and father. You never complain about my weaknesses and will always talk me down off a ledge when my mind is off to the races. I can't thank God enough for the blessing that He gave me for sending me the best life partner I could ask for. He even threw in an extra bonus for me and sent me the most beautiful Angel I have ever laid my eyes on.
But I don't want to make this letter just about you being the best wife. I could go on for days about that. This is about Mother's Day. Having 4 kids under 1 roof is a lot for anyone. Have 3 out of those 4 being under the age of 5, is a challenge that would drive most people insane. To watch you handle the day to day life of being a mom to 4 is inspirational to all who witness it. Throw in being a full time teacher is even more unbelievable!
I have seen you go to work on no sleep. I've slept through the night thinking the kids did also, only to find out you were up 2 different times with different kids. I guess being half deaf works in my favor sometimes. I still have never heard you complain about the lack of sleep, ever. I saw you have 2 year old twins and a newborn and handle it like it was riding a bike. Making your own food for them, taking care of the household, shopping, cooking dinner, and still having time and energy to make sure that our marriage was going strong.
I see the way that the kids look at you. I see the smile on their face when they know you aren't looking. I see them snuggling with you like God put the best toy in the world just for them. I hope that they grow up and fully appreciate how they got to experience having the best mom ever.
I know that there are days when your energy is low, and the kids don't want to listen, or I'm acting selfish, and you just don't feel as appreciated as you should be. You are the glue that holds our house together and keeps it running smoothly. You are the expert of all experts on mommy hood and I hope you always know how blessed we are to have you as our Queen.
Happy Mothers Day Angel. I love you!
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