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Saturday, February 9, 2008

Picture of Perfection

Of all the dads in all the world, I am one of the most content. I have been blessed by God in a way I never new imaginable. I can't stop looking at and reaching for my daughter. I love that God has given Melody and me a daughter for so many reasons. I love that I can pamper her and show her how men should treat women. I love that I can be her first example of a father and family man in the love I show Melody. I love that she is so beautiful. I love that God loved her first.

I know that there is a lot of hard work ahead. I know that finances will never be the same. I know that a good night's sleep is a myth. I know that there will be times of tribulation and struggles in her older years, and I know that one day she will have to make decisions for herself, based on her own character, and how we raised her. But I also know that the moment the nurse placed her on Mel's chest and I saw her face for the first time, and saw how she and Mel looked so natural together, that I would love her and do anything for her for the rest of my life.

This picture is the closest thing to perfection this side of heaven.

- A Very Happy Papa E

1 comment:

Ryan said...

well you know me... after reading that, I'm all tears. I am so in love with Cate. The pictures of her make my heart melt.. I can't imagine what you two feel. I'm so impatient to come home and hold her and say hi. It's weird that she's here in this world of ours now and I haven't introduced myself. I'm excited to see the amazing and godly woman she'll grow up to be and I know you will both raise her up in the way she should go. Give her a sweet kiss from Uncle Ry Ry