Monday, June 18, 2012

To the man who makes me smile...

Four summers ago, I met my husband when some mutual friends of ours invited us both to their house for a cookout. He didn't arrive in a car or truck. He came riding up on a four-wheeler. He had on camo shorts and a baseball cap. He shook my hand and introduced himself. He swung our friend's kiddos off their feet to hug them, resulting in happy squeals and giggles. I was a goner.

A few months later, we became an "official" couple. A few weeks after that, we were "in love". A few weeks after that, his sister gave birth to the most beautiful baby boy, who they named Michael. I remember the night we went to meet the new little guy. Love was written all over Mike's face. He carefully cradled his little nephew in his arms and stared into his tiny face. He adjusted his little hospital cap and rocked him gently.

I took this picture that night:

The next Sunday while sitting next to my mom in church, I opened my Bible to reveal the little wallet size copy I had made.

She stared at it for a minute and whispered in my ear, "He's going to make the best father someday." 

"I know", I replied, glowing at the thought of it.

I remember silently praying that God would let him be mine. That he would become my hubby and the father of my children.

And here we are three and a half years later, and he is mine, and the father of my son. Just as my mom predicted, he is a natural. He is so in love with his little boy, and so intentional about being a good dad. He makes him smile and daydreams constantly of all the fun adventures he has planned for their future. He craves time with him and leans on the edge of the crib late at night, just to watch him sleep.

Motherhood, for me, has been made sweeter by watching the man I love experience fatherhood. I am beyond blessed by God for the blue-eyed, blond haired boy playing at my feet, and his brown-eyed, brunette of a father who just called from work to check on his wife and son.

so one day late,

Happy Father's Day Babe! 
Your son and I adore you;) 

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  1. Aww, Adriane that is soo sweet! It is great to watch our men be daddies. I love the way mine looks at our girls, it fills and melts my heart all at the same time. How is that even possible? lol

    Hope you're all doing well and enjoying the summer. Here we're still waiting for school to get out. Next Thursday is the big day!!

    ~ Catie

    Oh, love the clothespin display board. Very cute! =)

  2. Hi Adriane! Just stopping by from Bits of Splendor. I loved this sweet post! It's such a blessing to watch the man you love become a father :) Hope you and your family had a wonderful first father's day!

  3. This is a GREAT post! What an awesome testimony of a great dad! Visiting from Bits of Splendor. :)

  4. what a sweet blog, thanks for visiting mine as well! i'll definitely be following along! your baby is precious by the way!

    lacey :)

  5. Oh my goodness. Such a sweet sweet story. He looks the same as he did 3 1/2 yrs ago ;)

  6. Wow, four years!! Your intuition was absolutely right :) He is an awesome dad!!

  7. So sweet! Hope you and your family had a wonderful fathers day.


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