Thursday, June 4, 2009

A Daddy's Heart

Hunk loves Bug. He loves being Daddy to our wild little boy, and watching them wrestle and tackle on the family room floor is one of the highlights of my day. But you should have seen his face as he stood by me in the ultrasound room and found out Baby 2 is a girl.

He is already completely and totally in love with her, as documented by this letter he wrote her (which he was nice enough to let me post, with the caveat: "My heart on my sleeve--take care of it.") Hope you enjoy glimpsing his Daddy heart as much as I do.


Little Girl,

Yesterday, I saw you for the first time. As the ultrasound tech diligently scanned your mother’s abdomen, carefully documenting your miraculous and perfect development, she shared the news of your gender with us, and we celebrated your identity—a girl! And I must confess, I was instantly and totally smitten with you. Your mom and I shared tears of joy as the ultrasound monitor displayed the four chambers of your tiny heart, your arms outstretched, your tiny hands balled into fists, your adorably crossed ankles (taking after your mom), and your beautiful smile (you turned to look right at the camera)! Our hearts were overjoyed, and we thanked God for you.

Mostly, you rested during the appointment (except we poked and prodded you a bit to get a better look around). You were quiet, save for the wondrous sound of your heart beating—so strong, so full of life, intention, and spirit. And when I least expected it, something happened. Although you could not talk, you…spoke to me. In sacred silence, I heard your voice. As I looked into your eyes, your voice spoke deep into my heart with a simple question, “Do you see me, Daddy?” Immediately, my heart lept, and I answered back softly, “Yes my darling, I see you. You are beautiful, you are perfect. You are a blessing, and you have mine already. You are my beloved daughter… you are my girl."

Don’t tell mommy—I’ve fallen for a younger woman.

Already Wrapped Around,



Lora said...

that is SO PRECIOUS! congratulations! you're going to LOVE having a little girl!

Jenica Stephens said...

Umm.... I am way to hormonal to be reading things like this!!! Tears, tears, tears!! How touching! Yes, he is going to be wrapped around her finger!

Jenica Stephens said...

oops...type-o in the first comment. "way too hormonal"....that is what I get for typing too quickly!

Kendall, Samantha, and Marlee said...

What a sweet letter! A little girl has a way to wrap her daddy around her tiny fingers even before she arrives!

Christine @ Live to Learn said...

Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.
Psalms 127: 3-5

Tell your sweet husband that he's right, children are such blessings and are fearfully and wonderfully made. That feeling he has, and I know you to, is how we feel each and every time we find out we have been blessed again. I am in awe that God has chosen us to be parents again, it is such an undeserved blessing. Sometimes I love them so much I feel like my heart will just split wide open. I can't tell you how much I can't wait to hold Joshua and hold him close. Thankfully days with children are full and busy and time does fly. :)
Love you guys!
Christine @ Live to Learn
who has less than 3 weeks to wait!

Ms. Tee said...

Oh my goodness, that gave me cold chills! Congratulations on the news of your new baby girl. I'm so behind in my blogging! What a sweet husband you have, too. :)

Amber B. said...

That is precious. She is a blessed little girl already to have him for a Daddy! I had a wonderful Daddy, too, and I think it is so important for a little girl to have that kind of Dad. :-)