“I wanted to be the rock for her during one of the scariest moments of her life. Little did I know that it would end up being one of the scariest moments of my own.”
Despite immersing himself into this magical moment, the man still doesn’t know how his wife did it.
So, to thank the love of his life, William penned the most sincere open letter. He did such a wonderful job of putting his thoughts and feelings into words, the heartwarming post instantly went viral.
The inspiration to write the post came to William late that night at the hospital.
“The chaos had settled, and my wife Lauren was nursing our beautiful boy, Roman Creed. She had barely slept a wink in almost 2 days and I knew she was exhausted and in pain. But you couldn’t tell. It’s as if holding our son took away all the pain, all the fear, all the anxiety. Nothing else at that moment mattered to her and I knew just from looking at her that she would have gone through it all again for him. I’ve never seen such love, such strength, from anyone like that before.”
Meanwhile, the hospital staff, their family and friends were all focusing on their baby. “All attention was on him (understandably, he’s gorgeous and needed medical supervision). But my attention was on her. She’d never looked more beautiful to me. My love and respect for her and what she went through for him was so great that the words in that post just overflowed from my heart. The post simply came from a desire to pay homage to the most incredible woman I know, and I’m so thankful that my words have touched so many lives because of it.”
“If there was one takeaway I would like people to get from the post, it would be for all the husbands and future husbands out there. Dive into your partner’s world. Try everything you can to appreciate the sacrifices they make for your children. Compassion and empathy are necessary if you are to truly love your partner. So be present, be engaged, and be grateful. You might discover along the way that this was the missing ingredient you needed in order to truly have a joyful marriage that lasts a lifetime.”