Happy Birthday Derek!

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Today, we are wishing a very Happy Birthday to our incredible friend, my ex-husband, and the father of my first two children – Derek.

Our family wouldn?t be the same without you, and I hope you know how grateful we are to have you in our lives. Truly, life wouldn?t be near as much fun for Cashy and Ruby without their ?Uncle Dekle?.

Thanks for helping to keep our family grounded, even amongst all of the crazy curveballs that we throw at you most of the time ?. And thanks for being a great friend to me and Chris.

You?ve been quite the example to me (and to many others) during these years post-divorce. It?s been eye-opening to see how much you care about not only the kids’ happiness, but about mine and Chris? too. People reading this would be amazed to know that when times get tough for me and Chris, YOU are usually the one that reminds me of what is most important, and encourages me to (drop my ego and) ?fix it?. I don?t know one other ex-husband like that ?. I really don?t.

If there were more parents out there that could follow your lead, this world would be a better place. Thank you for loving our kids and loving our family, and supporting us in all that we do, even when it?s not easy. We appreciate you more than you might know.

We love you, Derek!!

Love,

All of us

53 Responses

  1. Congratulations to Derek. And my respect and admiration for you. Carrying a relationship at this level is admirable. Hopefully many divorced they succeeded for the good of children and family.

  2. What a great guy! It’s so nice of you to share this about him too because I’m sure it really shows him how much you guys DO appreciate him and all he does despite past bumps in the road! Shows you both care about what’s most important in this life…LOVE! In every form! Happy Birthday Derek! I hope it’s as special as you are and the love you show everyone around you! PS I have a son named Derek, good name! 😉

  3. Happy Birthday to your Ex Derek, and I’m glad to hear how you guys were able to remain friends cuz I know there’s not that many Ex’s that still communicate. Hope the best for you All and the kids!

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