To My Bride on Mother’s Day,
Our story isn’t the traditional type. Fact is, if your 9 year son had been diligent about completing his work & didn’t daydream constantly we may never have met! The first time I looked into those ocean blue eyes of yours during that parent/teacher conference 15 years ago I knew you were someone I wanted to know a bit more. Actually, it’s something that happened in those first few weeks that I want to share with you as Mother’s Day arrives. Something I never told you.
Our love story has never been the textbook type anyway so I’m certain you won’t mind my transparency now.
When we first met I admired the mother you were to those 3 boys. As I got to know you for the first time across that tiny table in that 3rd grade classroom at Sikes Elementary on February 14th, 1997 I marveled at the mommy you were to your 3 sons. Your tenderness and care for them was captivating. You were their champion; newly-divorced, young and determined to raise Godly young men, and I fell in love with that woman then and there!
We now have 6 children in our quiver and only a bit of sanity left but I needed to make this confession to you after all these years: The truth is, I dreamed of you becoming the mother of my children before I ever really got to the know the amazing woman you are.
Before our awkward, first date…
Before that scandalous 1st kiss before school that all the old-biddy school maids gossiped about…
Before we ever 2-stepped or West Coast Swinged (Swung?) on all those dance floors…
I longed & hoped for the day when my children would call you, ‘Mommy!’
I know I could never say it enough but, thank you for being such a Proverbs 31 Wife & Mother to us all.
Your beauty is Timeless… Your work ethic is endless … You are CAPTIVATING!!!