June 14, 2012

Daddy



My husband is by far the most patient human being I’ve ever encountered. In the 12 years I’ve known him, I’ve never once heard him raise his voice; he’s always, under every circumstance, very calm and collected. It’s like he just knows things will work out.  

I thank the universe for Taye and his patience often, but not often enough. And the truth is, I’d be one sad puppy without him. He loves me for me. All of me. And he’s sooo patient with me and my antics… my moods, my ideas, my insanity, my dorkiness. But more than that, his patience has turned him into an absolute amazing Daddy. 


I remember lying in the hospital completely blissed over the fact that all my dreams had finally come true while I watched Taye, with a hand-made baby blanket wrapped around his shoulders, lean over and look in at our Lovie. His face was so peaceful, so blissful, so complete. He smiled from ear to ear. His hands held onto the side of the clear bassinet Lovie laid in all swaddled like a burrito, and his face leaned over so that he could study hers. He spent a lot of time that first day, especially, studying her. I thought he might be afraid to pick her up so I told him several times to do so. But now I know he was just absorbing it all in, living in that moment and soaking it all up. 

Sure there are times when Lovie might have a tantrum that grates on your last nerve, but I never have any doubt that Taye will be right there to try to reason it all out with a calm, patient approach. Every single time. And every single time I’m always left sitting there in awe at his patience, and am reminded that this, too, shall pass.



My patient husband… an amazingly calm and patient Daddy.


1.) Father’s Day is coming! Share something you’ve learned from your husband about parenting. What makes him good at what he does?

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    1. oh thank you so much- for stopping by and commenting. :)

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  2. Adorable! You have a great man there. Reminds me of mine. I know that if we end up married and have kids one day that he'll be a great dad like this, too. Congrats on your good fortune! ;-)

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    1. thanks, Kerry; we've been together for 12 years, married only 5- so hopefully it'll happen for you, too.

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  3. In our family, Tim is the endlessly patient one too. It's quite amazing to see this side of him - the father side makes me love him more (most of the time).

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    1. oh i hear that. other than watching Lovie in action (or sleeping- who can deny watching a sleeping child?), i love nothing more than watching her and her daddy. almost too much for my heart to handle. ;)

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  4. That was so sweet! I love the pictures as well. They really got your message across. He just looks so enamored of her. Went right to my heart!

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    1. aww thank you! i'd hoped to convey all of that

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  5. Well throw a bow on this and call it a Father's Day gift Christina! That photo of him with Lovie in the hospital, too much cuteness.

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  6. Lovely words!
    My husband is far less patient than me - it's a wonderful gift in a Father, I have to say.
    Two impatient people make for very impatient kids - there is a LOT of "counting to ten" in our house!

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  7. The words and the pictures were both awesome. The look on his face in each picture tells it all :)

    Great job!

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