Dec 22, 2008

A Mushy One!

(Ella making her "scrunchy faces" at her daddy)

I had been praying all during my pregnancy that God would grow Jason and I even closer together and bond us even more as we started our family.

Jason is a guys guy, a manly man. He's laid back, tough, and not super emotional. I knew he'd be a great dad I just didn't know exactly what that would look like.

Well, let me tell you. There is nothing like watching him with Ella. And, with the way he has taken care of me, I feel like I couldn't have dreamed up a better man. It literally makes me fall more in love with him every day.

He's pitched in like a pro with housework, as he knows that will help me relax. He makes sure I eat well, and eat enough and brings me food all the time. He makes me take naps 'cause he knows I need them. He stays calm and level headed when I'm frustrated and overtired. He hugs me and kisses me and holds me through those weepy hormonal crashes! He prays for me. And he tells me all the time how strong and amazing I am and what a good mother I am.

And Ella has just melted his tough guy heart! He thought he would need me to tell him what to do but he is a natural! He holds her and stares at her and tears up sometimes. He talks to her in the cutest little voice and calls her things like, "cutie" and "beautiful" and "my girl". He can't help but laugh uncontrollably when adult size bodily noises come from our little munchkin (it never gets old for him!). His first day back and work he came home and said it felt like he'd been away from us forever, that he missed us all day and all he wanted to do the minute he walked in the door is look at Ella and hold her.

So yeah, I think God answered "yes" to that prayer.


Diane said...

As his Mom, I may be a little bit prejudiced, but I think Jason is a very special, thoughtful, and caring person. You both are amazing together, as a couple. It does not surprise me that you are even better together, now that you are parents.

Shannon said...

This made me teary. There is NOTHING like parenting together to grow your marriage and to grow you closer to God as individuals. Amazing...I have chills...or maybe it's just cold tonight :)

Cheryl said...

Yeah, he's definitely a keeper! A wonderful husband and daddy. God is good!