But the most special hugs and kisses to my own dear pafuts. Not just mother, but super-mom, best friend and still object of my lust. :)
We were married 10 years before we decided to have children, so we know each other pretty well. I don't know if that's good or bad, but it is what it is for us. We had a lot of discussions about whether we were ready for kids before we conceived Zoë, and we had typical first parent fears and concerns.
However, had I known then what I know now - I wouldn't have given it a second thought. We are both better parents than I could have imagined, and most especially pafuts. She is just the best Mom for my kids that I could have chosen out of a sea of prospects. Even with all of our stress and uncertainty right now, I wouldn't want to be here with anyone else. My kids adore her, and I do too. :)
But, as much as my kids adore her, it doesn't come close to how much she adores her kids. It's a huge and beautiful thing. She has strength and patience and compassion and all the things you want from a Mother.
My words seem weak compared to how much I am overwhelmed by her as a mother, wife, and friend.
I love you sweetie - happy mother's day.