Andrew Carrazzo is a former AFL footballer who played 194 games with Carlton. Since retiring from the game at the end of 2015, Carrazzo has put his energy into his electrician business and keeping up with six-and-a-half-year-old triplets Grace, Charlotte and Sophia and the most recent addition to the family, six-month-old Alice. The 34-year-old is also an Almond Board of Australia ambassador, but he believes wife Yvette is the real hard nut.
I’m writing this open letter to you to express the many ways I appreciate the person you are.
Writing this private, yet very public letter, is fitting because many of the amazing sacrifices you make for me and our four girls are in private and when nobody is watching. You are a truly incredible woman and deserve to be celebrated, especially on Mother’s Day.
Someone once told me that the woman you end up with will resemble the best qualities of your mum. This theory has held true for me. You know how kind, generous, positive and giving my mum is and you exhibit these qualities everyday by how you hold our family together.
To think that this time around seven years ago we found out we were going to be bringing three beautiful little girls into the world. We knew then that our lives would change forever.
I knew that you’d be an amazing mother well before our triplets arrived, but that was reinforced in the three months prior to their birth. You were on bed rest in hospital for that period of time because the doctors were worried the girls would come early. Your attitude and spirit through that time was amazing. I was so proud of you.
I’ll be forever grateful for the support you provided me to focus on my football during those early months of our parenthood. Many people struggle with one baby to look after, but we had three on our hands! Soon after you also had a husband with a broken shoulder to deal with. I was virtually useless around the house, but you still found a way to make it work.