For 16 years you have been a mother. You put your heart and soul into that career choice. You've sacrificed so much and worked so hard. You have gone above and beyond, shouldering unique and difficult challenges that few would be willing to accept. You are an amazing example of love and selflessness to your children and to those around you. I am so proud of you and so humbled to be your husband. Thank you for all you do.
Today you entered a new chapter of your life. All 10 kids are now going to school for the full day. I hope you take some well-deserved rests and find some opportunities to spread your wings and focus on you. You deserve it.
PS. On a lighter note, in reference to my comment about how humbled I am to be your husband...
Today Cali and I were at the doctor's office. While we were in the waiting room, she helped me set up an Instagram account. ( I figure I ought to be following our kids if they are posting things for the world to see:). The two of us were looking through my phone for a profile picture for me. We perused our pics of our cruise in April. I found a few that looked pretty good, but the angle caught my thinning pate a little too mercilessly. I whined to Cali, "I'm so bald!" She replied with obvious amazement at my good fortune in a spouse, "Yes. And mom's so pretty!" Not sure how I landed my sweet Christianne ;)