A dad’s heartwarming tribute to his wife has gone viral with mixed reactions.
David Brinkley gave a shout out to his wife, Alora, on Facebook saying he doesn’t understand how anyone can be annoyed with their partner for co-sleeping.
"My wife is a best friend kind of woman. She has hours upon hours of long conversations with her friends ALL the time and occasionally I get to hear little pieces, the dad begins. “Recently she was talking to a friend and they were talking about this thing called 'co-sleeping' and I heard the other person ask 'doesn't your husband hate that? My husband would never let me do that.'”
This baffled Brinkley and he wants to set the record straight.
“I do NOT hate any part of what makes my wife the mother that she is. I would NEVER degrade or disregard anything that she feels like doing for my children,” he said.
“Do I have to squeeze into a small corner of the bed sometimes? Yeah? But my God how beautiful does she look holding my children? Making them feel loved and safe?”
Children stay little for a short amount of time and Brinkley doesn’t want to steal a second of his wife’s time with their kids.
“Being mothers is part of their identity and what's a year or 3 out of decades of life spent together? I just want to say that I am proud of the decisions my wife makes as a mom and I support every single one of them," he said.
“I would never want to rob her of this time she has or these seasons that are in reality too short to not enjoy. Please respect your wives as mothers."
The post shared on the Love What Matters Facebook page has been liked over 126, 000 times.
The reactions in the comments section, however, were mixed.
“Co-sleeping is not safe. Children get rolled on all of the time, and this type of behaviour creates children who can’t sleep on their own without touch!” one Facebook user.
Another added: "I have to say though that if a husband wants to create a boundary that the parents' room is only for mom and dad, I don't think that's wrong either."
On the other hand, many dads chimed in with stories and pictures of their own.
Another user wrote: "As a father of 5 ranging now from 19 to 10 we always have at least 1 in our bed someone's they still fight over who is sleeping with us and we embrace it with open arms and pillows…"