A few more pictures taken at our early evening picnic last Thursday.
Seeing someone everyday and being the only person I feel comfortable enough with to express my every worry/frustration/tiredness and sometimes just being that person I need to snap at, one can get complacent.
On Friday I had an experience that left me in tears (we are all ok don't worry) I knew within seconds that the person I needed to speak to right there and then was Tom. I know that despite whatever is going on in our lives if I need him he will always be there for me in anyway he can. For that I am so thankful (I just need to remember it more when I am tired/frustrated and sleep deprived).
Sometimes it really hits me when I think just how lucky I am to be raising a child with someone who is on the same page as me, and especially on the big (and sometimes controversial) decisions. When it comes to one of these decisions its not that he simply agrees with my opinion, we go through the process together, assess the information, talk it though, luckily so far we have always reached the same conclusions. I cant imagine how hard it would be if you didn't agree on the same things, especially the big things.
Tom has always been my biggest supporter, encouraged me when I doubted myself. He has the ability to make me feel inspired and positive about things when I am at my lowest and I love that one day he will be encouraging Wilf in the same way, or rather he already does in many ways.
Sometimes, we irritate the hell out of each other. Sometimes my feeling towards him flick from extremes, never hate but certainly dislike at times, love, annoyance, love, dislike, love, frustration, love.
There will never be another person who can share the same love we have for Wilf (I know he is loved by many but not the love you feel as a parent which is indescribable and hard to envision until you experience it for yourself. That may sound a little fluffy but, really its true)
So I guess I am saying thank you Tom, even though I don't say it often enough I hope you know I mean it, even when I am being mean to you.