If you’re not in the mood to read a mushy, sappy post then you should probably stop reading but I’d much prefer you continue to read because I want the world to know how thankful and in love I am with my husband.
Seamus and I met online through match.com. I had actually cancelled my membership the day that he contacted me, but Match was still sending me notification emails, so I was alerted that he had sent me an email. Going off his picture and his profile, I figured it would be worth it to rejoin for one month, what could it hurt? It was one of the best decisions I ever made.
He has always been a constant source of support in my life but never more so than throughout my pregnancy and the past 6 months of motherhood.
It has been no secret that I have been suffering on and off with depression since Emmett was born and there has not been one single moment where Seamus has made me feel guilty or like less of a mother or wife. Quite the opposite. When I was continually putting myself down and saying I was a terrible mother because I was still struggling so much with just being a mom, he was the one who was there telling me I was being too hard on myself, that I needed to stop adding more pressure to myself and just experience life.
He is kind and loving to me but even more so to Emmett. Every time he holds our son and they play, laugh or cuddle together it warms my heart knowing that I chose the right man, a man who is able to love me and our child through even the most difficult of times. He has handled Emmett so well from the very beginning, which is amazing because he had no experience with babies before E was born.
It is because of Seamus that our son is still breastfed. Our second night in, Emmett started to cluster feed and would not stop crying. I was ready to give up, in fact, I probably already had. I was ready to give him formula but Seamus reassured me, telling me we’d get through the night together, that he was willing to do whatever I needed him to do and he was absolutely right. He hugged me and helped care for Emmett, while I took some time to compose myself. If he hadn’t given me gentle nudges towards continuing to breastfeed, Emmett would most certainly be formula fed today.
There is no way to ever express everything I truly feel for him, but Seamus is the most amazing man I have ever met. I am grateful that he is my partner in this crazy world because without him, his love and his guidance, I’m not sure I would survive.
Emmett and I are so lucky to have him as a part of our lives.
I love you!