I think I love you more now…

I can remember you saying in the hospital as I was in labor, “Can you please hurry up and have my son.” I laugh about it now because I know you really meant it. During the past almost 3 years you haven’t missed a beat… you were there for every single prenatal visit, even the ones you didn’t have to be at just to make sure the baby and I were doing fine, you’ve made it a point to be involved in everything since Carter has entered this world.— a rarity because sometimes we can’t always be there but somehow you’ve managed to be our Superman. From the minute our son was born the bond between you two has been undeniable, I always joke to people and say, “That’s his baby, I just carried him.” — If only they knew I was serious.

There was a point in my life when I didn’t want children, It was always instilled in me ‘you never know someone until you have a baby with them’ a saying that stuck with me, assuming things usually turn out for the worst—- you’ve changed that for me. From day one you have been there for us, I can recall the first few months of our induction to the #TeamNoSleep club and you even stayed up with me exhausted and half asleep while I breastfed just so I didn’t feel alone, I don’t know if I ever told you but


You’ve given me such a wonderful outlook on life since giving me the greatest gift… new life. I don’t think there’s a word to describe just how happy you’ve made me.

You have made this family a priority and sacrificed in so many ways even when it’s meant bringing our son to a doctors’ appointment because I was stuck at work, or letting me sleep and waking up in the middle of the night with a teething baby because you knew I had a long day ahead of me. You do what you can to lighten the load because you know just as well as me; parenting is a handful. It hasn’t been easy,  but so far I think we make a pretty good team.


Dare I say it, I think I love you more than I did before.

You have given me a forever gift and I want you to know you will be appreciated forever. As seemingly bothered as I act hearing the never-ending comments about Carter being your twin, I could not have picked a better life partner or a better man to bring forth life with, now let’s get to work on number #2.

Happy Father’s Day


Mommi Ashley