As you closed another year in the book of life, it was truly a great year to witness and be by your side for a year we will never forget. This year I got to see firsthand how truly LUCKY I am to have a woman like this in my life. As many of you know, we had the birth of our miracle daughter, Alayna in October. Through this birthing experience I witnessed the true strength and unselfishness of my wife. As some of you have read our birth experience was a nightmare but Maria was truly already in her mother instinct. During the labor she had an emergency c-section and lost a good amount of blood. When she did awake from all the anesthetic she wasn’t feeling well and was telling people she didn’t know if she was going to make it. I assume a lot of this was due to the loss of blood and the anesthetic. But she told everyone in the recover room that all she wanted to do was say good bye to Alayna and me. I knew then what kind of a mother Maria would be to our daughter and any future child we have!!!
My life has been made easier because of youMaria. I know I don’t say that enough to you but you truly have made things a lot easier for me by just being the person you are. You have continually shown how much you truly care for me and our daughter. Some of you may not know that Maria is a stay at home mom. You cannot really understand how much work is required until you have your own child. I honestly, can say that Maria works harder than I do in a single day at work. Alayna is a non stop machine who hardly ever takes any naps now. I can now say that if you are a stay at home mom or dad I can see how challenging it can be on an individual. I know Maria would never admit that being a mother is a job because she loves it. I just want you to know that all your efforts have never gone unnoticed.
I have mentioned this before but being in a relationship with someone who has a chronic illness takes a very special person. I will never ever know how it feels to be in your “shoes” but I know you would go to the moon for me if you could. I cannot say enough how you motivate me to put my best foot forward every single day. I will do whatever I can in my power to be here on this earth for you and our family! I thank god everyday for giving me you in my life.