I spend a lot of time in front of the computer writing snippets from my life. I have gone on and on about my wife, my kids, even the dog and cat. So the other night I asked my wife if she would like to write something for the site. I actually thought she would balk at the idea. Little did I know the woman had been taking notes for the past 14 years of our lives together. She jumped at the chance. Actually she leapt over me like she was in a Steeplechase and hit the computer (thankfully I retain full editorially license on my site). Also, any comments or questions you want directed toward my wife, I will make sure she answers. So without further ado, I present to you:
A Word from My Wife
Jimmy is constantly writing about me and our kids so I thought you might enjoy getting to hear about him. I would like to tell you how Founding a Father came to be.
My name is Alicia. I met Jimmy 14 years ago. I fell in love with everything about him, especially his sense of humor. Even after all these years, he can still make me belly laugh (but don’t tell him that, it will go to his head). Two and half years later, we got married. We have been happily married ever since.
Almost 10 years ago, our first daughter was born; almost 7 years ago our second daughter was born. We have since also added a cat, Ali, and a dog, Penny, to our family.
I knew Jimmy was creative from the beginning. On our second date, he took me to a comedy club. While we were there, he drew a picture for me on a cocktail napkin. I must say, I was pretty impressed. And he has kept drawing for us. But when he came to me a few years ago and told me he wanted to write a blog, well I can honestly say I didn’t know what to expect (I didn’t even know what a blog was at the time). I knew he could draw but I didn’t think he could write.
Two questions entered my mind (besides if he could actually write):
- When are you going to find the time to do that?
- How much is this going to cost?
It would only take a few hours a week and he would write while me and the kids were asleep. Which didn’t sound so bad except, when he first started, the computer was in our bedroom which meant he would be typing while I was (attempting) to sleep. Thankfully we have since gotten a laptop.
His answer to the second question was nothing. It was free.
I told him to go for it and to my surprise, my husband can really write.
Jimmy is a wonderful husband, father, and friend. The 3 girls (5 if you count the cat and dog) in his life adore him. Through all of our ups and downs, I could not have had a stronger man by my side. He is truly amazing.
Today, I look forward to reading what he writes (although I should admit, sometimes I do miss one or two of his posts). He makes me laugh, cry, and always keeps me smiling. He expresses himself so well through his writing. If you enjoy reading his posts I know you would love the person he is.
At first I was a little worried about people knowing so much about our family but now that our life is no longer a secret, I wouldn’t have it any other way. We love you Jimmy. And thank you.
Thank you sweetheart. I love you too. Everything I do, I do for you and the kids…and yes, for the dog and cat too.