Thursday, December 20, 2007

Happy Birthday Mommy.....

Today is Tracey's Birthday! I obviously write a lot about Colby and some about myself. But what I don't write enough about is my partner, my friend, my soul mate, my wife.

For those of you who don't know Tracey that well, she's a mother of a 14 year old son, Evan. And ever since I've known her, she's been 100% dedicated to ensuring the best for him. When I met Tracey she was going to school full time, working on the weekends and some weekday evenings...all while she was a single mother. Throughout our years of getting to know each other, I was simply more and more impressed with the person that she is and all that she brought into Evan's life, and now mine.

This past year has been especially challenging. After years of infertility, we finally got pregnant. But the cycles we were going through had their side affects which landed Tracey in the emergency room while only a couple months pregnant. Later we prepared for the arrival of our long awaited babies, but were presented with a very challenging situation. All through our journey Tracey has been an outstanding person, mother, wife and friend. Her outlook, partnership and support have helped me through some of the tougher times both in this past year and ever since I've know her. I simply can't explain what having her as a wife, as a friend, means to me.

Colby is one lucky boy. He's overcome so much and has so many people pulling for him. However as the years tick by he will come to realize that maybe the best part about his life is the love, caring and laughter that his mother brings to him.

Happy Birthday Tracey. From Evan, Colby and myself....we love you.


Amanda said...

Happy Birthday Tracey!!!

And from that Ode to Tracey that you just wrote, I'm betting she feels as lucky to have you as you do to have her.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! Have a great one!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Tracey!!! I hope you have a great b-day. :) I would say you are getting the greatest Birthday/Christmas present ever, even though he will be a little late for your birthday. Have a safe and happy day!!!

Jamie, Jordan, and Maleia

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Tracey!!!!
Love, Mary and Hannah

Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday Tracey and congratulations on the good news about bringing Colby home next week. He looks great! And I'm sure you'll do a terrific job with your little guy once you get him home. It feels a little scary and awkward at first but you'll be pros in no time! Merry Christmas! Love, Stephanie