To Read on the Journey

Saturday, June 20, 2009

We Are Blessed!

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!
the best-


diaper changer

football (colic) holder
"super baby"flyer
bedtime prayer
dish cleaner

"woofle" maker

potty trainer
jungle gym

cookie maker

silly voice story reader
bed time hair braider

snow ski instructor
teeter-totter reinventor


board game player

puppet theater constructor

little girl sunday hair curler and pretty dress ironer

backpacker and front yard camper

go-cart builder
doll house contractor

b.b. gun shooter

hand holder

sand castle maker


lego creation engineer
boat driver and water sports instructor
saturday morning breakfast trainer
project leader
to name just a few (and if you know michael, you know i am naming just a few).

"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!


Anonymous said...

michael, happppppppppppppppppppppppy fathers day i love you so much just because of who you are to my daughter and grand babies.
love belinda

Simply Sara said...

You ARE blessed!

What a sweet post to honor your hubby!

Hope you all had a great day :)

Kristen said...

Happy Father's (belated) Day Michael.

What a sweet tribute to Michael.

A blessing to you and everyone who knows him.