A DAD has written a heartfelt tribute to his wife after she welcomed their second child, controversially admitting he loves her more than their newborn.
William Battle shared the moving note on his Facebook, after his wife, Lauren, gave birth to their son, Roman, at the end of December.
The besotted dad praised Lauren, who is also mum to five-year-old Kannon, saying he’ll “never be able to repay” her for giving life to their children.
William, from Texas, wrote: “For 9 months, your mother was all you knew.
“Before I held you in my arms, your mother held you and never let you go. Before I sacrificed time for you, your mother gladly sacrificed her body.
“Before I consoled you when you were upset, your mother consoled you with just the beat of her heart.
“Before I comforted you when you were restless, your mother comforted you with just the sound of her voice.
“Before I could do anything for you, your mother gave everything for you. Your mother is the reason I hold you today.
“Before you were even a twinkle in my eye, you were in your mother’s heart. Your life, your safety, and your very existence depended on her.”
He added that it may take until his son is a parent himself to fully understand the gratitude he feels for Lauren.
William added: “It will take a long time for you to understand the weight, the depth, and the immeasurability of your mother’s love for you.
“But someday, when you have children of your own, you will then understand what I now see so clearly.
“So I’ll hold you tight, but I’ll hold your mother tighter, because my love for you grows the more I understand the measure of a mother’s love.”
His moving post has been liked more than 100 times, as people praised his honesty.
One person said: “That is so true.”
Another wrote: “Beautifully written! You have a gift with words!”
While his mother-in-law said: “You have such a gift for expressing in words what most men will never appreciate or understand.
“I’m so blessed to have you as my SIL and father to our grandchildren and husband to our daughter. His blessing are immeasurable.”
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