As Jack’s mother prepares to turn 30 I thought it would be appropriate to give tribute to her. I can’t wait to talk to Jack about his mother, to tell him how special she is and how much she loves him. Here are some things I know Jack will love about his mother.
She loves Jack with all of her heart. I don’t think Aimee has got a good night sleep in six months. Whether it is getting up to feed Jack, or pump, or worry she has sacrificed sleep every night on his behalf. She never complains about taking care of her child. She truly understands what it means to be a mother. I love watching her interact with Jack.
She is in her own words “Damn Smart.” One of Aimee’s greatest gifts is her mind. She has always excelled in anything she has done. She was a high achiever scholastically and enjoyed a very successful professional career in different capacities before she decided to stay home with Jack. This success has helped her develop a confidence which I love and admire.
Aimee has never once complained about the burdens of being a “Heart Mom.” From the day of Jack’s diagnosis she sought to educate herself on what we would be facing and making preparations for the challenges that were ahead. She found other families that had been through the same thing and has become very active in this community. She gives freely of her time to help others who are in the same situation.
Aimee is the most patient wife ever!!!! She let’s me coach basketball despite the added burden that it puts on her. This is a total indulgence on my part but something that I love so much. Not only does she allow me to be gone several hours a week she puts up with me telling her a thousand things related to basketball that she probably cares nothing about. She also does not complain when she is trying to sleep and I am on the phone to Barnes talking about basketball all the time. I hope she knows that I recognize this sacrifice!
Aimee is the most trustworthy person I have ever known. I have never once doubted anything she has told me. I have never seen her take a short-cut in anything be it work, a church calling, or any other assignment she has been given.
I could go on all day. I consider myself so lucky that I get to spend the next 30 years with her. I know that Jack already adores his mother. He is so fortunate to have her and she will help him so much throughout his life. Happy Birthday Aimee!!!
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