This past year has been a whirlwind, but in the midst of it all, I got to fall in love with my husband for a whole new reason.
Fatherhood suits him, and I absolutely love how much he has embraced his new role.
Here are 5 things I’ve learned from watching my husband become a father.
1- He worries just as much as me
When I was pregnant, Keith researched all the different foods that I couldn’t have, he went to every doctors appointment with me, and he worried about what kind of father he would be. The last statement obviously didn’t have to be a worry. I knew full well that he would be an amazing father.
We are a faith believing family, but the worry of the unknown can make for a conversation or two (or 20).
2- He has an iron stomach and the patience of a saint
I remember when my daughter was about 3 months old, and she decided to poop right when she woke up. My husband changed her diaper right away, no question. He also changed it 3 more times in less than 15min after changing it.
3- He loves that our daughter is a “Daddy’s Girl”
My daughter lights up when my husband comes to get her after her nap. She runs to him with squeals of excitement, and he doesn’t even care when she pokes his belly button. He allows her to pick toys out whenever they are at the store together, and he’s always there to hold her when she’s being shy.
4- He’s more sensitive
When my daughter was born, we both were crying. Not just crying, waterfalls were pouring down our faces. He had a mask over his face, but underneath it, a blubbering mess. And I love that about him. I love that his world changed when our daughter was born, and he embraced his role with open arms.
5- He has embraced family life
My husband is a hard worker, and has never wavered from his dreams of creating a successful video gaming business, but he also has his priorities straight. After the Lord, his family comes first. I have never doubted his love for me or our daughter. He loves, provides, and prays for us. Our daughter is so blessed to have a daddy like Keith.
Happy first Father’s Day, Keith! We love you!
*photos by Morgan Triska Media