not quiet one year into marriage, i stood in the bathroom of our first home, wondering if the recent nausea, vomiting, and mood swings, were a result of, well...
i examined the First Response pregnancy box,.
i wondered if it was normal for the the stick to turn positive before it turned negative.
i waited the exact number of minuets the directions instructed me to wait.
i waited for that stick to change from positive to negative.
i reread the box.
i reexamined the stick.
+ sign means positive right?
time was up.
the positive sign had never changed, and was now like a neon light shouting, YOUR PREGNANT!"
i just stood there in disbelief that this moment was already here. this life changing moment that i thought wouldn't arrive for a few more years, was here!
"michael, come here," i called with all the calmness i could muster.
i handed you the stick.
but instead of the disbelief and fear i was certain i would see in your young 23 year old face,
our news was welcomed with a tender smile, a sure embrace, and the sweetest words,
"we are blessed."
as i look back, i see that was the moment you became a father. it was the moment you lept into daddy-hood!
you are the best daddy!
football (colic) holder
silly voice story reader
bed time hair braider
snow ski instructor
board game player
puppet theater constructor
little girl sunday hair curler and pretty dress ironer
backpacker and front yard camper
doll house contractor
b.b. gun shooter
sand castle maker
lego creation engineer
boat driver and water sports instructor
saturday morning breakfast trainer
to name just a few (and if you know michael, you know i am naming just a few).
michael, "we are blessed" that God wrote you for us. you are this girl's dream of a daddy and a husband. getting to partner with you in this adventure of parenthood is an honor and a gift. thank you for leaping into daddy-hood everyday.
I LOVE YOU! Happy Father's Day!