Shane’s birthday was on May 31st and I never got the chance to finish and publish this post that I wrote, so here it is:
To my love,
Thank you for everything you have done for the past 11 years. I don’t know how I could have gotten through being bullied when I was just 15/16, without you. You literally just came into my life at 16 and picked up all of my missing puzzle pieces. You fit into my crazy, chaotic of a puzzle just right. I loved you from the very first night we met, and I will never forget how nervous you were with your red cheeks being around me!
Thank you for pushing me in life, from changing a career from teaching to nursing (knowing that I had no real clue what I wanted to do/where I wanted to work), you stood right next to me and supported me 100%. You gave me everything you had to help me through nursing school, and I couldn’t thank you more.
Thank you for being the father that I always knew you would be. I didn’t know that day that we were told Lamar was “incompatible with life” that my love for you would grow deeper than ever. We made the hardest decision of our life, and we made it together. You beside me, through thick and thin. Watching you there through Brielle’s birth and just watching you with her, made me heart melt and she is definitely going to be your fishing buddy for life! When Rochelle was born, it was just me and you in the room, and you encouraged me the entire labor to go all natural and that’s exactly what I did. You were amazing, and through every single day she was here with us, you never missed a beat. You learned everything so fast on how to take of her, and you did the best you could. Now with our first foster child, you are beyond amazing. You do the best you can to make sure everyone is happy and taken care of, and I couldn’t ask for me.
Thank you for doing the best you can to provide for us daily. You always told me that your learning disability would stop you from doing so much in your life, but little do you know.. that it has only opened many doors in our relationship and our life to work on. It’s definitely hard for you to understand, when you don’t really know the answers, but God has watched you and taken care of you, and will continue to do for the rest of your life.
I love you more than any of these words could ever explain. Forever and always!
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