Friday, December 12, 2008

Jack's Mom is 30! Almost

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!!!

12 comments:

Heather said...

Hardy, that is so sweet. I agree that Aimee is amazing and an example of strength and faith to us all. We are so glad she found you. It makes me happy knowing she has someone who loves and adores her by her side. Happy birthday Aimee!

The Taylors said...

Wow what a sweet husband, I am so glad to have found Aimee as a friend, she is always here for me with any silly question I have, she is an awesome Heart Mommy! Thank You so much Aimee, Happy Birthday.

Hilary said...

Love that! Happy Birthday, Hardy will you tell Ryan thats what I want for my birthday. You guys are awesome. Much love, Hilary Cook

carolyn q said...

Happy Happy Birthday Aimee. What a wonderful tribute Hardy wrote and as far as I know it's all so true. . .you have a brillent mind and have a wonderful and giving heart! Thank you for your contribution in helping with the group and being there for others. You are an amazing example.
((HUGS))

Aimee and Hardy said...

Do I have the sweetest husband or what? He's a keeper.

Jill said...

Dear Hardy,

Could you please teach my husband how to blog so he could write super nice things for me on my bday?!

You both Rock! I love you Aimee! Happy Birthday!

The Whitaker Family said...

Happy Birthday, Aimee!!!!! It warms my heart to see what an absolute wonderful husband you have. I'm so happy that you are so blessed. xoxo!

Godwins said...

That was so sweet and you are all those things. You're the best and someone I look up to a lot. Love you Aimee and Happy Birthday!

Daisie said...

Wow, Hardy...What a doll! That was so sweet and nice, and I believe every word of it! Happy Birthday Aimee!!

The Hood's said...

What a nice tribute to you in so many ways Aimee! Hope you have a great birthday and very Merry Christmas!
Camille (IHH)

Melanie (Mama, Mimi) said...

Happy Birthday Aimee. Jack sure is cute. So glad to hear that all is going well with him. I still need to see your little guy. Maybe over the holidays. Let's just meet at my mom and dad's!!!

Amy said...

Hardy....good to see you have a sensitive side. LOL! I actually found your blog from Kristin Stout. Small, Small world eh?