AUTHOR: Marty, a.k.a. canape TITLE: Happy Mother's Day, Kevin DATE: 5/09/2010 09:06:00 PM ----- BODY:

I didn't think I would get to be a mother.

In my first marriage there were plans of adoption, disappointment, plans of insemination, and more disappointment. Then, there was an end to that marriage. That's the extremely short and shallow version.

Kevin is my proof of grace in this life. The reason that anyone gets to wish me, "Happy Mother's Day."

On a day where we honor our moms, I find myself wanting to shower my husband with adoration. He saw me for who I am, where I was, and loves me still even with all of my flaws. He trusted me to have his sons and provides for us so that I can stay home with them. He sees us as partners in parenting, making it only my "job" for the time that he is at his "job."

So thanks, Kevin. Thanks for knocking me up a few times. Thanks for being my support in pregnancy, birth, labor, and postpartum. Thanks for being the daddy-half. Thanks for loving me and loving your children like you do.

Happy Mother's Day to us.

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----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous @sweetbabboo DATE:Sunday, May 9, 2010 at 9:37:00 PM EDT Ah, that's so sweet. He's got a good eye and he's definitely a keeper.

-Abby ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous No Minimom DATE:Sunday, May 9, 2010 at 9:45:00 PM EDT What an awesome post! Yay for our Kevins! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous toddlerplanet DATE:Sunday, May 9, 2010 at 10:38:00 PM EDT (wipes tears from eye)

You said it. Thank you, Kevin. And Happy Mother's Day to you both. You rock at being parents. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Marketing Mama DATE:Monday, May 10, 2010 at 11:36:00 AM EDT What a wonderful post! Hurray for Kevin. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Melissa (@adventuroo) DATE:Monday, May 10, 2010 at 2:30:00 PM EDT So sweet, Marty! Having a great spouse makes us better parents... no doubt about it.

Happy Mother's Day! ----- --------