"Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her." ~Ephesians 5:25
Okay. I had been dreaming about this day, about telling my husband we were pregnant. I always wanted it to be super sweet like in It’s a Wonderful Life when George Bailey comes home from a long day of work and Mary listens to his day, and then casually slips in that she wants her baby to look like him.
George keeps talking and then stops and realizes:
"Mary, you on the nest?"
Mary sings, "George Bailey lassos stork."
You know something adorably classic like that.
But in the heat of the moment and husband only ten minutes away all I could muster was four sheets of yellow legal pad paper and to write “You. Are. A. Daddy” and place them on the kitchen counter next to the beautiful ClearBlue pee-stick.
Then using a Bible and a potted plant I placed my iphone in the perfect position to video this whole encounter.
I hear the garage door open, and I quickly press play on my iphone and this is the moment Brian found out he was going to be a dad:
First off, my husband when he tears open that door is like he is on a mission to protect and fix whatever problem had me in tears. I love that about him.
Secondly, his face when I tell him, “you’re a dad” is something I will never forget. Pure surprise and excitement.
Third: His voice when he says, “REEEALLY!?!”
Finally: The moment when it begins to settle in that we are parents and we need to sit down.
This guy. This man is going to be the most amazing dad in the whole world. But actually. He is.
Days after we found out, he was already cleaning out the room that the baby will sleep in.
(Cue the Awws)
He has loved me through every random cantaloupe craving and crazy hormonal mood swing and morning sickness battle. He still looks at me and tells me I'm pretty especially on the days when I don't feel like it.
I feel so blessed to have him as my husband, because he lives out Ephesians 5:25 in word and in action. Sacrificing his desires and preferences to do all that he can to make my wants and dreams come true. So shout out to hubs for putting up with my crazy emotions and crankiness not only in the past 11 weeks of pregnancy, but also in the past 7 years of dating.
Our baby is so lucky to have a dad so loving, so generous, so gracious.
When God told our baby that baby was getting Brian Howard as his daddy, I'm pretty sure baby responded with arms raised and an excited,