My husband & I first started dating in high school (or maybe we called it “going out” then), we first met in Math class. I was the cheerleader who sat in the front row, he was the cool, one-year older surfer kid in the back that I was obsessed with. If I remember right, he didn’t even know I existed until the third nine weeks, when one day he randomly woke up from a nap while I was walking to the back of the room. After that, most of our memories were driving to high school parties in his jeep, sneaking out late-night to see each other, & then later, visits in my dorm room when I went to college.
Sometimes I feel like we are still that young, that any moment a teacher is going to pop up & ask for our pass back to class or that we are going to be grounded for not making it home by curfew. When I really think about it, the fact that my curly-headed high school boyfriend is now my husband & even more so, a father to my daughter is mind-blowing craziness to me.
And then, I look at the two of them together & know that of all the phases of life & roles I have seen him in, there was never a more perfect one than this.
When we first found out that we were expecting a girl, I was over the moon excited & Joe was scared shitless. Other than the obvious (the fact that he now had two fashionistas to provide for & that he was going to have to get a gun for her future boyfriends), I know he had dreamed of having a little man to go fishing with or to play with him in the outdoors. I definitely think the realization of a girl was a big one for him, one that he needed to adjust to, & am glad that we found out so he had the rest of our pregnancy to fully embrace it.
Then Waverly was born & since then, I have watched him turn into the perfect “girl” dad. He truly amazes me on a daily basis & even though I don’t tell him enough, both Waverly & I are incredibly lucky to have him. He is all-guy, as masculine as they come, yet every morning when I am at work, he brushes her hair & gets her dressed complete with every one of the dozens of accesories I leave out. 😉 He gets on the floor to play babies with her, helps push her stroller, & I’m pretty sure he has even worn a beaded necklace or two. Every night he walks through the door to greet his “girls” & it is definitely one of the highlights of (all of) our days.
Waverly really has a lot of her dad in her, she may be totally girl but she loves the outdoors just as much & no doubt, will one day be her daddy’s co-fisher(wo)man. Obviously, she loves him to the moon, cannot get enough of him, & I already can tell that she will be a daddy’s girl just like I still am today.
And for what it’s worth, can we do a shout-out for mommy, too?! 🙂 I am loving the incredible bond we are also building upon each day, love her so much, & LOVE, love that she will forever have both of us has her biggest fans.
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Congratulations to both Vanessa Esperanza & Stephanie Pizzariello, both are our winners for last week’s giveway, the digital prints from Ren & Boots
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