Happy Father’s Day
I am at a loss of words to say how blessed I feel to be able to include my husband in a Father’s Day post.
You should see how crazy Graham is for Josie. From the day we got the positive pregnancy test, he has been extremely excited and proud. He used to love talking to my belly and feeling her kick. The day she was born, she stole his heart forever.
I think a way to express what a wonderful father he is, is to show the family rituals that have developed over the past four months.
Graham gets up while Josie is still asleep so he tiptoes into her room every morning and checks on his little sunshine, watching her sleep. While Graham is at work, he requests photos of Josie. If he has gone a few hours without seeing a pic of his little love one, I inevitably get a text, “more photos please.” He can’t get enough of her.
As soon as he is in the car, headed home, I get a phone call saying that he is en route and asking how his little girl is doing. The moment he comes in the door its hugs, kisses and mutual delight as Josie and Daddy are reunited for the day.
Then it’s bath time before bed. This is truly the cutest time of the day as Josie smiles and giggles and puts on a show; we both watch with absolute delight and pride. We are completely smitten.
After bath time, Josie and Graham get some very special one on one time as he gives her the nighttime bottle. I know that he cherishes this time where he truly shuts down the world. No blackberry. No sports articles. No chatty wife. Just him and Josie hanging out. He cuddles her, rocks her a little and tucks her in for sweet dreams for the night.
Once it is our bedtime, we each go in to watch Josie sleep before nodding off ourselves. Then we discuss how cute she is and exactly how she was sleeping. Graham will often imitate her arms or movements with such joy. Once we are tucked in to bed, we finish our day looking through all of the pictures and videos I have taken of her that day.
Our lives revolve around this little bundle of joy and we couldn’t be happier. Nothing is more special than watching Graham’s love and joy for our baby day after day. He is a loving, adoring father and Josie is the luckiest girl in the world to have him as her dad. And I am incredibly lucky to share the experience with him.
Happy Father’s Day to my wonderful husband and to all the fathers out there.
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