Husband Takes To Facebook To Share How Grateful He Is For His Wife’s Motherly Instincts
You never know what each day has in store for you and your family. One second, you could be happily settling into a new home, ready for the next adventure that life has to throw your way, and the next… you could be getting a phone call during a meeting at work that makes your heart sink into your stomach.
Tad and Jessica Lemire just recently moved their life to Atlanta, so that Tad could host the Tad & Melissa Show on B 98.5 (WSB-FM) in Atlanta. It was an exciting step for the couple and their son, Sam, and they were ready to seize the day in their new city and new home.
Becoming parents has been a life-changing experience for the couple, and little Sam, at just under a year old, has been so incredibly loved since the moment his parents laid eyes on him. Tad leaves the house before 4 a.m. on the weekdays, so his favorite moments of the week are weekend mornings, where he gets to wake up to to his family smiling back at him, and to relish the little moments.
But last Friday, Tad got a call from Jessica during a meeting. He hit ignore thinking that it was no big deal, but then he got a text, too. He texted back to see if she was OK, and she replied, “No.” He stood up in the middle of a meeting, when his boss showed him that Jessica had called his phone, too…
Tad and Jessica met in 2011 when Tad threw a Super Bowl gathering at his home. His coworker brought her as a friend. “She had a pixie haircut and a beautiful smile. I reached out to her again within a week, and the rest is history!”
A few years later, they were married and had their first son, Sam. For Tad, becoming a father at the age of 42 totally changed his life. While he’s convinced that Sam’s main goal is to find new ways to get into trouble, having him in his life has shown him how much he can really love. For Jessica, “the love is so pure and real, and [it] grows every exhausted second.”
After Tad left his meeting on Friday and called Jessica, he could only be sure of her safety, since she was the one on the phone. He had no idea if Sam was all right.
While she was out for a walk with Sam and their dog, Louie, Jessica had tripped, fallen, and done some serious damage to her feet and ankles. She says, “As I was falling, the only thing I could think of was making sure Sam didn’t hit the pavement. I lunged my upper body forward and grabbed onto him at the same time I heard the ‘crunch’ of my feet.”
This is what Tad put up on Facebook that night…
Tad adds: “That split second of time when you think the worst has happened to your family… it puts everything into perspective. I would never wish such a gnarly injury on my wife, but I know she will recover. I know we have friends and family to help get through this & what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
“I just can’t say enough about my wife. She is badly hurt & I know she would be in better shape had it not been for putting our son first. I know it’s instinctual & what every parent would do, but I’m so thankful for her for being such a super mom 24/7.”
Jessica and Sam are on a mini vacation with her parents in Connecticut while she heals, while Tad holds down the fort in Atlanta. Just another reason to be grateful for loving family members!
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