To say I am proud of my eldest MM at the moment would be a gross understatement. My boy has stepped up and become the man I knew he could become and has taken to fatherhood as if he was born to it.
He's doing all feeds, bathing, burping etc. Washing dishes, sterilising bottles, clothes washing and cooking dinner. He is caring for a brand new little baby and a very unwell fiancee who is on total bedrest and he is doing a gold medal effort at all of it. In fact my pride brings tears to my eyes at the moment.
He has worked 12 hour days all week, along with nightly visits to the hospital and then has survived on limited sleep all weekend since they came home. This afternoon he catered to additional family members who dropped in to see the new family whilst feeding baby and making coffees with a minimum of ease.
DIL is still very unwell and my heart goes out to both of them during this extremely hard time. MM has also arranged for DIL's sisters and mother to be with her during the week so that he can still go to work. His sense of responsibility at the moment is heartwarming to say the least.
Being a new parent is extremely difficult, most of us have done it and we all remember how hard those first few weeks are. I can honestly say that I don't think you truly appreciate motherhood as much as when your child becomes a parent. Watching my son cope with the amount he has on his plate at the moment brings home the reality that we did a pretty damn fine job of raising him.
My darling boy never have I been so incredibly proud as I am of you at this moment. To think of the troubles we have had over the years and even in recent months I can not adequately put into words my feelings at this moment.
I love the person you have become.
When you have brought up kids, there are memories you store directly in your tear ducts. ~ Robert Brault
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