With all the joy that goes along with Elliott Richards birthday something slips through the cracks.
I want to take a few minutes and thank my wife for everything she sacrificed to bring Elliott Richard in to this world in the first place. You may not know that her pregnancy was VERY complicated. She was on complete bed rest for most of the EIGHT months she FOUGHT to carry Elliott Richard. She was hospitalized quite a few times for major complications like DVT's (deep vein thrombosis) or blood clots in her leg. These were very serious because any movement on her part could have caused her to throw the clot and that could have been fatal. She endured 1550+ injections and 2000+ pills over the course of the pregnancy. She gave up all of her freedom and suffered many indignities. She never once complained not even once.
I was the big tough firefighter/paramedic who has seen it all and I was a mess much of the time. She is truly the rock in our family.
Elliott Richard is here today because of her hard work and sacrifice. Lizze you are truly an unsung hero. It's time that your song was sung. I can never thank you enough for giving me Elliott Richard. You did it with grace and dignity. You are a shining example of what a mother is. Some day I will find a way to thank you. Until then I will have to keep trying. I love you. This day is your day also.
Lost and Tired
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