Today is Mother's Day, and I want to say what I know to be true: that my wife, Erika, is the most amazing mother on Earth.
I admire her for so many reasons, from the way she sacrifices so much to stay home and raise our lovely Sarah, to the way she bravely faces the fertility struggles that have plagued our attempts to give Sarah a sibling over these last few years. There is no way I will ever be able to express the depth of my appreciation, but I can at least say I appreciate her and say it publicly...so here I am, not only saying it but also taking a stroll down her motherhood's memory lane.
Here are she and I and Sarah (in her womb) in 2004:
And here she is, playing with Sarah on the deck of my family's cabin in North Carolina, in 2005:
And here she is with Sarah in Lake Lure, NC, in 2006:
And here she is with Sarah at our annual Beach Weekend in Treasure Island, FL, in 2007:
And here she is, with Sarah and me, at Christmastime in 2008:
And here she is with Sarah in Cades Cove, TN, in 2009:
And here she is with Sarah and me, going snow tubing at Hawk's Nest, NC, this January:
I love you, LOML!