Love After Kids

I was scanning Pinterest the other day and came across this saying that really rang true to me. I knew pretty soon after meeting my husband Pete that he was the one that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. He made me laugh more than anyone else ever had, (except myself that is), and had (has) the most beautiful and loving eyes. I remember walking down the aisle in May of 2005 thinking that I loved this man more than I had ever loved anyone or anything, and couldn’t possibly love him more than that moment.

In 2007 our first son Chase was born. Not only did I instantly feel an unconditional love for the little baby that I had just given birth to, I felt more in love with Pete than ever. I watched him hold the life that we had created and over the past 6 years have fallen more and more in love with him each day.

I fell more in love with him when we found out that Chase had a small hole in his heart and we had to take him in to get checked out for the first 6 months of his life.  I fell more in love with him in July of 2009 when our daughter Reese was born with just one kidney and we were scared and unsure of what that meant for her future. I watched him melt over the fact that he had become a Daddy to a daughter….and then again in April of 2011 when they announced in the operating room that our #3 “surprise” was also a little girl.

Pete is a wonderful husband. He is helpful around the house, very respectful of me and my feelings and is a great provider. All of those things I am very thankful for, but it’s the little things that make me fall more in love with him on a daily basis.

It’s the getting up in the middle of the night with a sick kid, the helping zip up the 15th princess dress change of the day, the searching the house for the batman bandaids even though the hello kitty ones are in plain sight, and the removing of the training wheels when the time is right.

He could bring me flowers 7 days a week and tell me he loves me 24 hours a day, but seeing his love for the kids….OUR kids brings my love for him to a whole new level. I will always be grateful to him for not only being the husband that I want and need, but for showing our kids the kind of love that will help mold them into wonderful beings. They really have no idea how lucky they are.

 

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About Jamie Quinlan

I am a thirty something stay at home mom to 3 kids under the ages of 5. I have a million different thoughts going through my head at the same time at each moment and none of them are of any real importance. :) I love argyle, paisley & houndstooth and the color green. I think most restaurant water glasses smell like dog and hate holding my breath when in stinky situations because I think that letting the smell go into my mouth is equally as gross. Cats and ferrets scare the crap out of me and I can't understand why people chose to own them. I love my family and look forward to a time where I am less stressed out on a daily basis and can enjoy them. Connect with me onGoogle+

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