This is the day when my heart exploded. 27/01/2020.
I have been awake for almost 24 hours and you had stood by my bed arranging pillows and blankets to make me comfortable, leaned down to kiss my forehead, and told me to get some rest.
I should’ve listened to you but I couldn’t.
Because just an hour later we had officially become Mommy and Daddy.
It had happened so quickly that my mind was in full sprint trying to catch up to the present.
And my heart?
It was busy taking in every single moment of you in your new role as Daddy.
The way your eyes stayed fixed on our daughter’s flawless newborn face, the way you studied her tiny fingers, the way you so carefully swaddled her little body, and the way you leaned down and whispered to her how much you loved her.
Up until a few hours ago, you had only known this child through grainy, black and white photos and the sound of a strong, steady heartbeat but watching you with her now made it seem like you’d already known her forever.
I watched as you willingly gave up your comfort, your convenience, and your needs.
And I watched as you gave up your heart.
All for a sweet baby you’d known for only a few hours.
That was the moment I knew you would give anything for the precious, little life snuggled up against your chest, no matter what the cost.
And husband? You haven’t disappointed me not for a single second.
You give when it’s hard, when it’s frustrating, when it’s painful , when it’s uncomfortable. But you never complain.
Because giving isn’t just what you do.
It’s who you are.
You may question whether you’re doing enough as a father and as a husband, whether you’re involved enough, whether you listen enough, whether you’re strong enough, whether you love enough, but just know this:
We’ve never questioned you.
We’ve always been sure of your love, not because you tell us, but because you show us. Your love shines through every act of selflessness and every sacrifice.
You couldn’t have loved us better.
Not even if your heart was still completely yours instead of being held in the hands of the little princess who call you Daddy.
I ❤️ you to the 🌓 & 🔙
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