Saturday, February 10, 2007

Ode To My Family

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d express my love for my family. Warning: reading this entry could cause nausea, depending on how well you handle “mush”.

My husband: The one true love of my life (after my daddy). He is the one who gives me strength and makes me want to be a better person. When he’s holding me, all my cares melt away. He’s the best possible daddy I could have picked for my children and the best possible husband I could have picked for me. He makes me feel like I’m the most beautiful woman in the world regardless if I’m a size 18 or a size 8. And most importantly... he’ll go out of his way to pick up a Dr. Pepper for me when I NEED one.

My Haven: My oldest boy. He gave me a heck of a time coming into this world, but has been my haven since he arrived. He made me a mom and changed my perspective on the world. He is my sensitive child with a thoughtful spirit and a big heart. He is quick to share his love with everyone and swears he will never stop cuddling with me, no matter how old he gets. I love how he has my ski-jump nose and my husband’s feet. I love that he’s a Mama’s boy.

My Seamus: My younger boy. He made us a family. Such a little boy has accomplished so much. From his arrival at 2 days old, he single-handedly healed my broken heart and brought me back from the depths of despair. He inspired me to be the best mom I could be, even if that meant the incredibly difficult task of losing 70 pounds so I could be around long term for the kids. He’s the only one of my three kids that I felt bonded to at first sight. He’s got awesome dimples, a killer smile and great hair. He’s my passionate child, with an enormous sense of humor and joy. I love his hands and his toes, his dimples and nose. I love how he’s a Daddy’s boy.

My Marlie: My sweet girl. Her arrival marked the completion of our family. We traveled half-way around the world to get her and we would have traveled more if we had to. She is dynamic and vibrant. She is a force to be reckoned with. She is sensitive to the mood of others yet has such a strong sense of self. She notices everything. She loves to laugh and loves to love. She lights up the room. I marvel at her beauty, her eyes, her hair, her nose, her mouth. I love the gap between her top front teeth and I love her little webbed toes. I love how she’s a Mama’s girl AND a Daddy’s girl.

In short: I LOVE MY FAMILY!!!!

OK, mushiness over.