It was a fantastic first birthday party. Amazing M looked amazing, my beautiful friends were with us, the children were having a good time and we got to spend a good few hours catching up whilst eating party food.
Then came the speech. As always I resolved not to shed any tears. And as always I did. I blubbered thanks to my parents, my sister and to M. I thanked her for being a joy and for choosing us to be her parents. I even thanked the in-laws for making it possible for M to exist through Christoph’s existence, or something to that effect.
Amidst the tears and emotions (caused by immense joy and gratitude) I completely forgot to thank Mr B for being all that he is to M and I.
He really said some really touching words in his speech. If I hadn’t cried during my speech, I would have cried upon hearing what he had to say. It was only when the guests had gone that Mr B mentioned that I forgot to thank him.
I am so sorry Mr B. So so sorry.
Here’s what I would have liked to have said:
Mr B, I want to thank you for being the greatest partner and friend to me and an amazing father to Amazing M. You have been my rock and made it possible for me to be an awesome mother to M, and even though I haven’t been the most delicious wife at times, please forgive those moments and put it down to sleep deprivation induced hysteria. Thank you for working so hard so that I am able to stay at home with M for as long as she needs. Thank you for fulfilling all my nappy changing requests without a fight and for being able to make M laugh in ways I cannot. Thank you for reading bed time stories in German and English each night. Most importantly thank you for sleep training M so that we could all get some proper sleep and regain some sanity and humanity in the household. I love you more than you will ever know. Three cheers for Mr B. Hooray! Hooray! Hooray! And thank you for starting a fitness regime. You are growing nice guns and peckable pecs.
Thank you everyone for coming and sharing such a memorable day with us!
*photos to follow*