Sunday, June 19, 2011
Happy Father's day
Happy Father's Day to all of the wonderful fathers out there! My dad was the best dad I could have asked for. I love him so much and I'm so grateful for everything he gave me. This post, however, is for the man that I have watched transform into a father.
Adam is the best dad in the world. I honestly believe that no man loves and cares for his daughter quite like him. He has been actively involved in every moment of Hannah's life. I have never had to ask him to change a diaper, or to feed Hannah, or dress her, bathe her, etc. If he sees a need he jumps up and takes care of it. The only thing he has never done for Hannah is do her hair, and lets face it, nobody wants to see that attempt. He even got up with her every night to bring her to me for feedings, and then after I stopped nursing in the night he was the one who would get up to comfort her if she needed it.
Hannah loves her daddy so much. All day she asks "Where's Daddy go?" then she'll tell me "Daddy working." She loves when he comes home. Last semester when Adam was working 70 hours a week with full time work and school, he would come home, play with Hannah, read to her, eat dinner with us as a family, and dedicate the hours between work and bedtime to his family, then wait to resume his work until she was asleep. He told me the other day that he has made it a priority to spend extra time with her, because as life goes on and we get more and more busy he hopes she'll remember that her daddy loved her and wanted to spend all the time he had with her.
When we found out we were having a girl with Hannah, Adam was visibly and vocally disappointed. About a month later, he came to bed and I was already asleep. He started to cuddle with me and suddenly felt Hannah moving. From then on he was wrapped around her finger. When I became pregnant the second time, Adam was very vocal in his desire for another girl, knowing that there is quite a special connection between daddies and daughters.
While I was in labor with Hannah, the nurse said "There is nothing better than having a baby with the man you love." I've often thought about that and it truly has been a privilege watching him grow into fatherhood. I love you Adam, you are the best gift I could give my children