happy birthday to me

Get through this without crying. I can’t.

Mrs. Hope,

My god, look what you have done. Thank you for making her. You willed her to life and she is perfect. I can’t begin to tell you how happy I am for you. I can’t begin to tell you how proud I am of you. Seeing you two together for the first time was the best moment of my life. You were wrong when you said that I’d be a lot richer if it hadn’t been for everything that happened. I might have had more money, but I wouldn’t be as rich.

I can’t wait for her to grow up so I can tell her what you did. I’ll tell her how hard you worked and how much you loved her, even years before she was born. I hope she grows up to be just like you.

Thank you for doing the really hard work with her. I know it’s difficult, but you have become an amazing mother. Once again, I can never repay you. While I can never match your contributions, I promise to do more.

Also, thank you for being married to me for ten whole years. I can’t imagine spending my life with anyone else.

We hope you have a fantastic birthday. We love you very much.


Mr. Hope & BabyHope

P.S. Can I say that it kills me when I see the two of you sleeping together. It just melts my heart…

~ by Larisa on February 22, 2008.

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  1. I have been following your story since the Statesman article. The letter from your husband is amazing! I had to dab my eyes a few times and finally delurk!
    Congratulations on your beautiful baby and all of your blessings! I know that you hear this all the time, but the baby stuff gets a LOT easier.
    Happy birthday and thanks for sharing your story!!
    Rachael in Hopeville

  2. Ahhhh so sweet! You have a reall keeper there!

  3. Nope couldn’t do it. That’s an amazing thank you and one you deserve! Happy Birthday again.

  4. Sounds like you definitely have a couple of keepers! 🙂

  5. Yup, I sure did cry. What a wonderful, amazing letter. So simply put, but so true.

    I’m beyond thrilled for you that you have a beautiful, healthy little girl and a wonderful husband. 🙂

    Happy Birthday!

  6. so beautiful, so true

  7. Sob!

    Happy birthday!

  8. I loved the “We” part this year.

  9. that is so beautiful! happy birthday again! enjoy every minute with your wonderful family!

  10. Yep, there were tears! Hope you had a good birthday 🙂

  11. Mrs. Hope,

    I just dropped by to see where things were at with you and now I can hardly contain my tears of joy. CONGRATULATIONS ON ELODIE’S BIRTH!!! She is absolutely beautiful and I am so, so, so very thrilled for you. Happy, happy birthday indeed.

  12. You’re right, you can’t get through reading it with out crying. He’s so very sweet.

  13. Goosebumps and tears. Thanks for sharing. Happy birthday.

  14. You are the luckiest woman ever!!! Wish my husband wrote stuff like that:)

  15. That’s very sweet. Happy Birthday!

  16. That is so, so beautiful 🙂

  17. What a wonderful, beautiful letter.

    Happy (belated) birthday =)

  18. Happy belated birthday–and my God, what a beautiful letter!

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