About your Daddy

Dear Brantley,

Let me tell you something about your daddy.

God has given us the best gift that life has to offer in the form of the man you will call “Daddy”, the man I am fortunate enough to call my husband. I’ve never known another man to work as hard as he works, to give of himself as much as he gives, and to sacrifice his own needs and desires for the benefit of mine. Every day he tells me that his goal is to make my life easier, and he does so with such a cheerful spirit. He never complains that he’s exhausted from not getting a wink of sleep at the station. He never complains that even after long shifts at the station he works another 8 or 9 hours out in the sun with a heat index of over 100 degrees. His entire life is focused around you and me as he strives every day to provide a safe, healthy, and happy home for our little family. His life is a sacrifice and he lives it with a smile.

Your Daddy and I immediately recognized that we found the partner that God had prepared for us when we met one another. He had this zest for life that was obvious from the moment I first met him. He takes life by the reins and lives it for all it’s worth. He gets the most out of every day and every moment. Your Daddy truly enjoys the life that was given to him, and finds a way to laugh even during the most frustrating situations. I’ll never be able to explain or even understand the level of frustration he must’ve felt during the first night after you were born. You cried for what seemed like an eternity and we had no idea how to settle you. I was on such a cocktail of medications that I was almost completely useless and your Daddy got up again and again to change your diaper, burp you, hold you, and bring you to me so I could feed you. All the while, I was in and out of consciousness as the medications took their toll, and even when I was awake I was spouting off useless information and advice that probably just made him more angry with me. Nevertheless, he knew it was the meds and not me that was the problem and by the end of the night he turned to me with a frustrated, exhausted, hopeless face and said flatly, “This is all YOUR fault.” Then he just started laughing. It was one of those moments when everything inside of him was probably telling him to yell and scream but he just laughed. It was one of those moments when I was reminded just how amazing he is.

He is the most wonderful and selfless husband and father. Every day he continues to show the magnitude of his love for you and me and we are so lucky to call him ours.

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Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    I am so very happy for you Meg! 🙂 God is good.

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