Today, I’m going to do something a little different. I am posting a link to an original essay that I wrote for one of my favorite sites, Mamalode. I’m also offering the inside scoop on how the article came to be.
As many of you know, making time for Mom and Dad can get a little complicated after the kids come into the picture. A $50 dinner turns into a $50 dinner plus a $60 dollar babysitter and a week of nailing down a babysitter and an appropriate night. This year on Valentine’s Day, I wanted it to be different. Unfortunately, I realized that I have a school obligation that goes from 7:00am to 7:00pm on February 14th. Not only do I have to miss seeing my children all day, I also miss being with my husband on Valentine’s Day, and attending my niece’s first birthday party.
To be honest, this kind of ticked me off. So, as I do, I started writing about it. And a funny thing happened. As I tried to put my anger on paper, all that was coming out was love. I realized that I was angry because I was being forced to miss a day full of love with my family. Then my attention shifted to Ryan. The guy who is taking care of the children alone on Valentine’s Day and taking them to a birthday party by himself without so much as a loud sigh of frustration.
I began thinking of all of the other ways that he has made my life better and I immediately thought of how strong he was during our battle with infertility. This essay is what resulted. This is my heart poured out on the page for my amazing husband this Valentine’s Day. An ode to all of the spouses who strongly held the hands of their partners down this arduous road.
Read the original essay, “The Unsung Hero in the Battle with Infertility here on Mamalode.
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