This is a note of deep gratitude and love to the one who makes it all possible. I wouldn't be half the mom I am without my wonderful life partner, my husband Kevin.
This week was a big week for us. We packed up a moving truck, I had my last day at work (for the foreseeable future) and we're setting out for the next adventure in the coming days. Reflecting now, I too often think from a self-centered perspective, especially through transitional periods. I think about how I feel, how I am doing. But I also need to take a step back and think about my other half- how he is doing. These are huge changes for all of us. And moreover, I need to take the time to acknowledge how all of these things around us are happening because of all the work, time he has put into setting it all into motion. And how it comes from a place of love.
I am so grateful for you Kevin. You took paternity leave to bond with our little girl- taking a step back from your career wasn't easy. Then we add on our sweet little Ana who hates the bottle, and you put up with some tough days like a pro. You took on the great challenge of buying us our first home through this crazy period, the mounds of paperwork, phone calls, research - all of it. The bits of help I put in are nothing compared to what you've done. And next week when we use our keys to open the door, it will all be thanks to you. And then there's the move- packing up the truck, driving the car and doggie cross country- all so babe and I can be more comfortable and even get time with more family in Michigan.
Everything you have done and do for our family comes from a place of love. Your love language is clearer to me these days than it has ever been. You love in all the countless ways you take care of us all- me, Analise, pup Louie- and all of our other family members as well. The time you spend and share with your family, the love you give. These are all gifts of love you give us. We are all better off in so many ways for you and your gifts of love.
All of my love and deepest gratitude to you, my teammate forever.