7.19.2009

As Promised

Errrghhhh... I can't sleep! It is getting that point where you start to get angry because you want to sleep so bad, but you just can't. Five hours ago I was exhausted and couldn't wait to hit the hay. The shower was great, I won't post details or pics because I really do have to figure out how to get some sleep. So, I will post my speech as promised. I must admit I am slightly embarrassed and regret doing it because I cried like a baby. It was ever worse than I ever imagined. Oh well, what's done is done. If I hadn't done it I would have regretted it, so I guess I am glad that I did. Night night... or is it good morning?

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I know giving a speech at a baby shower isn't the norm, but then our journey to get here hasn't been the norm. I want to thank each and every one of you for coming today. You have all been by our side through our long journey and having you here today to celebrate means the world to us.

Big thank you's to our friends and family who have stopped by to keep me company, bring food, and run errands for us. Also to my Mom, Wayne and my Grammy who have stepped up to help out around our house, and cook meals, we couldn't have done this without you guys.

Thank you to my office for always being so flexible with my doctors appointments over the years and for dealing with my early leave.

A huge gigantic thank you to Susie for this beautiful shower and the countless hours she has spent comforting me and helping me through difficult times, not to mention rocking the house cleaning and meals.

Most importantly thank you to my husband for stepping up around the house, and always supporting me and keeping me motivated to move forward.

Almost five years ago I married the love of my life and never would I have imagined that our road to become parents would have been like this, but this journey has made us stronger. To quote lyrics from my favorite Rascal Flatts song. "I wouldn't change a thing, I'd walk right back through the rain, back to every broken heart on the day that it was breaking, I'd re-live all the years, and be thankful for the tears, I've cried with every stumble step, that brought me HERE."

Here we are finally to the place we have only dreamed of, and we have been doubly blessed.
Now we are embarking on our next chapter which we hope will brings tears of joy and challenge instead of heartache. Gabe thank you for being my rock, I look forward to sharing the joy of raising our boys, learning, laughing, and enjoying what we have worked so hard for. I know you will be a wonderful Daddy to Noah & Aaden. I love you!

8 comments:

Hernandez Clan said...

I knew you would cry but I am really glad you I'd the speech despite your concern that it may be "weird". Sorry we couldn't be there but that's all the more reason for us to be there when the little guys are born ad come home!! We love you 4 soo much!

twondra said...

Awwww, soooo sweet! I love it. I bet others were crying, too. :)

Ryan said...

I cried just reading it, so I totally understand why you cried. Plus, you have twice the hormones! Hugs to you and those boys. I can't wait to meet them!

Jess said...

Your speech made me cry! I'm so glad you went through with it becuase it's a beautiful speech. I can't wait to hear all about your baby shower, see the pics and see all your goodies! :)

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BB said...

Aaw... thats so sweet! :)

Anonymous said...

Your speech was beautiful just like you.

The Pifer's said...

Awwwww!!!! How sweet!!!! Love ya!!

MOM said...

Tiffany I was crying before you even read the speech. The speach was wonderful and yes I had tears streaming all the way down my neck. I wanted to go whhhhhhhaaaaaaaa so hard, but kept my control. You did a great job. I love you Baby girl, Strawberry shortcake, and you too are going to be a wonderful MOMMY to Aaden and Noah! I love you!
Love MOM